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Bellevue

 
 
Bellevue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
1. Bellevue Marker
Inscription. Home of Freeman Walker, outstanding citizen of early Georgia. Born in Virginia in 1780, he came to Richmond County in his youth and studied law. Freeman Walker, in 1826, deeded 70 acres of land to the United States Government to be used as an arsenal-the site now of the Junior College of Augusta. He reserved one acre as a family burial ground, known as the Walker Cemetery. He was the father of Maj. Gen. W. H. T. Walker, CSA. Admitted to the bar in 1802, he followed a life of public service; City Attorney for three years and Mayor of Augusta 1817-19, being the first to hold the city´s chief executive office under the name of Mayor, and Brigade Inspector of Gen. Valentine Walker´s brigade in 1813. He represented Richmond County in both branches of the State Legislature and represented Georgia in the U. S. Senate. His speech on the Missouri Compromise attracted nation-wide attention. He died in 1827 and is buried in the Walker Cemetery.
 
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.534′ N, 82° 1.403′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County
Bellevue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
2. Bellevue Marker
. Marker can be reached from near Arsenal Avenue near Patrol Drive. Touch for map. located on the campus of Augusta State University. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bell at Augusta State University (a few steps from this marker); Stephen Vincent Benet House (within shouting distance of this marker); Augusta College Three Original Arsenal Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); The Augusta Arsenal (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augusta State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Augusta Arsenal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augusta Arsenal 1941 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Regarding Bellevue. Son, William Henry Talbot Walker (November 26, 1816 – July 22, 1864) was an American soldier. He was a career United States Army officer who fought with distinction during the Mexican-American War, and also served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Walker was severely wounded many times in combat, and was killed in action during the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. (Wikipedia)
 
Also see . . .  Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Bellevue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
3. Bellevue and Marker
. Freeman Walker (Submitted on October 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Interesting Fact
Bellevue Hall has a large basement that still has the original coal chutes, some coal pieces and a meat storage locker that was the house fridge back in the 1800's. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted February 26, 2014, by Deron E Lillard of Augusta, Georgia.

 
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Bellevue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
4. Bellevue
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By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
5. Bellevue
Bellevue Marker on the campus of Augusta State University image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
6. Bellevue Marker on the campus of Augusta State University
Bellevue Marker and Hall gets a new sidewalk in 2011 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 7, 2011
7. Bellevue Marker and Hall gets a new sidewalk in 2011
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7. submitted on August 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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