On Georgia Route 83 at Moina Michael Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 83.
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
On Main Street south of Stargel Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
On Atlanta Highway (U.S. 78) at Conyers Road (Main Street) (Georgia Route 20), on the right when traveling east on Atlanta Highway.
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
On South Broad Street (Georgia Route 11) 0 miles south of East Washington Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
On U.S. 78 at Locklin Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 78.
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
On South Broad Street (Georgia Route 11) at East Church Street on South Broad Street.
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
On East Spring Street (Business U.S. 78) 0 miles east of South Broad Street (Georgia Route 11), on the right when traveling east.
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
On South Cherokee Road (Georgia Route 11) at Hightower Trail, on the right when traveling south on South Cherokee Road.
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
Near West Hightower Trail west of North Cherokee Road (Georgia Route 11).
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
On South Cherokee Road (Georgia Route 11) 0 miles south of Memorial Street, on the right when traveling south.
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