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By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
Moina Michael Marker
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, Georgia — Map (db m49395) HM
Georgia (Walton County), Good Hope — 147-7 — The Poppy Lady←—1½ 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, . . . — Map (db m19827) HM
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
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
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
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) . . . — Map (db m20717) HM
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
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
Georgia (Walton County), Social Circle — In Memory of Emma Sansom
In Memory Of Emma Sansom Heroine of the 60's — Map (db m103173) HM
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
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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