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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Walton County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Walton County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Walton County, GA (19) Barrow County, GA (36) Gwinnett County, GA (96) Morgan County, GA (64) Newton County, GA (34) Oconee County, GA (16) Rockdale County, GA (8)  WaltonCounty(19) Walton County (19)  BarrowCounty(36) Barrow County (36)  GwinnettCounty(96) Gwinnett County (96)  MorganCounty(64) Morgan County (64)  NewtonCounty(34) Newton County (34)  OconeeCounty(16) Oconee County (16)  RockdaleCounty(8) Rockdale County (8)
Monroe is the county seat for Walton County
Adjacent to Walton County, Georgia
      Barrow County (36)  
      Gwinnett County (96)  
      Morgan County (64)  
      Newton County (34)  
      Oconee County (16)  
      Rockdale County (8)  
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1 Georgia, Walton County, Good Hope — Moina Michael
Birthplace of Moina Michael “The Poppy Lady” 1869 – 1944 Originator of War Memorial Emblem The Flanders Field Poppy Buried in City Cemetery Monroe, GeorgiaMap (db m49395) HM
2 Georgia, Walton County, Good Hope — 147-7 — The Poppy Lady← 1˝ mi.
Moina Michael, educator, patriot, and internationally known as “The Poppy Lady,” was born near here August 15, 1869. A granite boulder marks her birthplace. She received her early education at Braswell Academy and at Martin Institute, Jefferson, . . . Map (db m19827) HM
3 Georgia, Walton County, Jersey — Bank of Jersey
. . . Map (db m197739) HM
4 Georgia, Walton County, Jersey — L6 — CentrevilleFederal Encampments — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
In 1864, Centreville (now Jersey) was a small farming village located on Hightower Trail, a former Indian trading route. The village included several small stores and farm related businesses including a blacksmith shop and cotton gin. However, most . . . Map (db m113291) HM
5 Georgia, Walton County, Loganville — 147-6 — Garrard’s Cavalry Raid
On July 20, 1864, Union forces under Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, were closing in on Atlanta. Hq. 2nd Cavalry Division [US], Brig. Gen. Kenner Garrard, was in Decatur, 6 miles E of Atlanta. Garrard’s three brigades were guarding bridges over the . . . Map (db m47878) HM
6 Georgia, Walton County, Monroe — Battle of Jack's Creek
Fought here Sept. 1, 1787 Americans led by Elijah Clarke Erected by Matthew Tolbert Chapter, D.A.R. 1925 Donated by Mrs. E. M. WilliamsMap (db m197735) HM
7 Georgia, Walton County, Monroe — In Honor of All American Veterans
D. A. V. & D. A. V. A. Robert E. Parker Chapter °48 Monroe, GA In honor of all American veterans November 11, 1994 Chartered Aug. 13, 1984 D. A. V. M. E. Wright Sr., Comm. • D. Lee, Sr., Vice Comm. • E. Bruce, Jr., Vice Comm. • J. . . . Map (db m197732) WM
8 Georgia, Walton County, Monroe — 147-3 — James Monroe
This City of Monroe, settled in 1818 and incorporated Nov. 30, 1821, was named for James Monroe, fifth President. Born in Virginia in 1758 he fought in the Continental Army. He served in the Virginia legislature, in Congress and the Senate, and as . . . Map (db m20718) HM
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9 Georgia, Walton County, Monroe — 147-1 — Moore’s Ford Lynching
2.4 miles east, at Moore’s Ford Bridge on the Apalachee River, four African-Americans - George and Mae Murray Dorsey and Roger and Dorothy Dorsey Malcom (reportedly 7 months pregnant) - were brutally beaten and shot by an unmasked mob on the . . . Map (db m19775) HM
10 Georgia, Walton County, Monroe — 147-4 — Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County
Walton County has been the home either through birth or short residence of the following Georgia Chief Executives: Wilson Lumpkin (1831-1835) Alfred Holt Colquitt (1877-1882) James S. Boynton (1883) Henry D. McDaniel (1883-1886) Clifford . . . Map (db m20717) HM
11 Georgia, Walton County, Monroe — 147-1 — Walton County
This County created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 15 & 19, 1818, is named for George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Walton, born in Va. in 1749 came to Savannah when 20 to study law. Elected Secretary of the first Provincial . . . Map (db m20703) HM
12 Georgia, Walton County, Monroe — Walton County Civil War Memorial
[west face]”On fame’s eternal camping ground, their silent tents are spread, and glory guards, with solemn round, the bivouac of the dead.” Comrades To Our Confederate Dead [east face]”How sleep the brave, who sink to . . . Map (db m174122) WM
13 Georgia, Walton County, Monroe — Walton County Persian Gulf Monument
For those who served in the Persian Gulf
August 7, 1990 – February 27, 1991Map (db m197737) WM
14 Georgia, Walton County, Monroe — Walton County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans of Walton County by American Legion Posts 64, 233 and 531 May 30, 1969Map (db m174132) WM
15 Georgia, Walton County, Social Circle — 11-C-8 — Hightower Trail<------->
This road is a portion of Hightower Trail, old Indian path to Etowah River, which ran from High Shoals of the Appalachee westward to Shallow Ford on the Chattahoochee. It formed a boundary between Cherokee lands to the north and Creek lands to the . . . Map (db m33434) HM
16 Georgia, Walton County, Social Circle — In Memory of Emma Sansom
In Memory Of Emma Sansom Heroine of the 60'sMap (db m103173) HM
17 Georgia, Walton County, Social Circle — L7 — Social CircleLightning Strikes Twice — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Originating in the 1820s, Social Circle became Walton County's rail center in 1845 as the Georgia Railroad advanced westward. Legend says the settlement received its name when a traveler, impressed by the hospitality of the little group of congenial . . . Map (db m103342) HM
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18 Georgia, Walton County, Social Circle — The Church Bell
First erected prior to 1900 Fell when fire destroyed church and tower on June 21, 1969 Mounted and rung on the Nation’s Bicentennial on July 4, 1976 Erected on present site July 1980Map (db m190997) HM
19 Georgia, Walton County, Social Circle — 147-5 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Right Wing . . . Map (db m20193) HM
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May. 28, 2023