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Gainesville in Hall County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lyman Hall

 
 
Lyman Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 28, 2009
1. Lyman Hall Marker
Inscription. Lyman Hall (1725-90), one of three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence, was born in Connecticut but moved to Georgia when young. Member of the Savannah Conventions, 1774-75, and very influential in Georgia’s joining in American Revolution; served in Colonial Congress from Parish of St. John, 1755-80.
When British seized Georgia and confiscated his property, he and his family refugeed in the north until 1782, when he returned to Georgia and served one term as Governor of the State.
He is buried under the Signers Monument in Augusta. Hall County (1818) was named for him.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 069-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 34° 17.917′ N, 83° 49.526′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Georgia, in Hall County. Marker can be reached from Spring Street 0 miles east of Main Street SW. Touch for map. The marker is located in the plaza between the Hall County Courthouse and the Gainesville City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Spring Street, Gainesville GA 30501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Lyman Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 28, 2009
2. Lyman Hall Marker
The Hall County Courthouse, named for Hall, is in the background.
within walking distance of this marker. Lt.-Gen. James Longstreet (here, next to this marker); Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 - 1902 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry O. Ward (about 300 feet away); Federal Building (about 500 feet away); U.D.C. Confederate Soldiers Monument (about 500 feet away); First Private Mint Templeton Reid Mint (about 600 feet away); George Washington (about 700 feet away); Dr. Emmett Ethridge Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lyman Hall. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Lyman Hall - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraGovernmentNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Hall County Courthouse Plaza image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 28, 2009
3. The Hall County Courthouse Plaza
Viewed from the Gainesville City Hall; the Lyman Hall marker is just visible in the lower left
Lyman Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 28, 2009
4. Lyman Hall Marker
The marker stands next to a marker for Lt. Gen. James Longstreet
Roosevelt Monument image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 28, 2009
5. Roosevelt Monument
This monument in front of the Hall County Courthouse commemorates President Roosevelt's assistance after the 1936 tornado which did severe damage to Gainesville and Hall County.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 8, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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