Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
(1749 - 1804)
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Patriot - Soldier - Statesman - Jurist - Freemason
Born a Virginian he became a Georgian in about 1770. An early leader in the Liberty Movement in Savannah; Colonel in the Revolutionary Army; Member of the 2nd Continental Congress; Chief Justice of Georgia, 1783-1786; United States Senator, 1795 - 1796; Governor of Georgia, 1779 and 1789; State Legislator and Superior Court Judge; Trustee of the Academy of Richmond County, Augusta, and of the State University at Athens. Named in his honor are the county of Walton, and two Masonic Lodges: Walton No. 200, Jasper County, Ga., and George Walton No. 699, Augusta Ga.
This immortal Georgian and American, whose last home, "Meadow Garden," stands here, and whose honored remains are buried here in Augusta, not only shed his blood for American liberty but dedicated the rest of his life to the successful erection of civil government in his state and nation. An active and faithful member of Solomon's Lodge No. 1, F. & A.M. of Savannah, Ga. , his name will ever be held in highest veneration by the Freemasons of Georgia.
Erected 1968 by The Educational & Historical Commission, Grand
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
Location. 33° 28.433′ N, 81° 58.759′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Independence Drive near 13th Street (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located Opposite Walton Rehab Hospital. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meadow Garden (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Meadow Garden (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Augusta Canal (about 700 feet away); James Ryder Randall (approx. ¼ mile away); Curtis Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dennis Cahill (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Augusta Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. ...about George Walton
Also see . . . The New Georgia Encyclopedia, George Walton. ... In 1776 he served as a delegate to the Second Continental (Submitted on July 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.