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Creation Date

5-4-2012

Description

Walton County Marker Monroe GA

This marker is located at the Courthouse in Monroe, in Walton County.

The marker reads as :

" This County created by Acts of the Legislature December 15 &19, 1811, 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 Congress of Ga. in `75 he was also President of the Council of Safety. He served in the Continental Congress from Jan. `76 till Oct. `81. As a Col. of militia he was wounded and captured at the Battle of Savannah. He was Governor in `79 & `80, and again in `89 & `90; U.S. Senator in `95 & `96. He died Feb. 2, 1804. "

GHM 147-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954

Latitude, Longitude

33.79470000, -83.71289722

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Walton County Marker; Walton County (Ga.); George Walton; Historical marker --- Georgia --- Munroe.

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