Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Signer's Monument
George Walton, born in Virginia, settled in Georgia, and was a colonel in the Revolutionary Army, twice governor of Georgia, judge of Superior Court and chief justice of Georgia, six times elected to Congress and served one term as United States Senator; wounded and captured by British at Savannah.
Dr. Lyman Hall, born in Connecticut, was one of the group of ardent revolutionaries from Midway, Georgia, who helped lead Georgia into open rebellion in 1776. He represented Georgia in the Continental Congress.
Button Gwinnett, born in England, settled in Savannah shortly before the Revolution and was a magnetic and fiery figure in the early days of the war. He was president of Georgia in March 1777. A quarrel with General Lachlan McIntosh, arising out of the ill-fated expedition to Florida, resulted in a duel in May 1777, on the outskirts of Savannah in which Gwinnett was mortally wounded.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-28.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
Location. 33° 28.298′ N, 81° 57.695′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Greene Street near Monument Street. Touch for map. It is opposite the courthouse. 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. Richmond County (a few steps from this marker); Army National Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); General George Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Medical College Building (about 500 feet away); Old Medical College (about 600 feet away); Eve (about 600 feet away); Paul Fitzsimmons Eve (about 600 feet away); Birthplace of the Augusta Chronicle (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Also see . . .
1. The Signers Monument. Located in downtown Augusta, the Signers Monument was built in 1848 and marks the grave of two signers of the Declaration of Independence. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Classic Encyclopedia; Augusta , Georgia. A granite obelisk 50 ft. high was erected in 1861 as a memorial to the signers for Georgia of the Declaration of Independence; beneath it are buried Lyman Hall (1726-1790) and (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. George Walton, Wikipedia entry. He became an advocate of the patriot cause and was elected Secretary of the Georgia provincial Congress (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
4. Lyman Hall, Wikipedia entry. In January 1783, he was elected an early governor of the state (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
5. Button Gwinnett, Wikipedia entry. He was appointed commander of Georgia's militia, but declined the position, and was elected to attend the Second Continental Congress. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
6. George Walton. A good biography of George Walton can be found on this site. (Submitted on August 21, 2008, by Michael of Des Moines, Iowa.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Government • Heroes • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • War, US Revolutionary •
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