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Home of John Forsyth

Marker ID: GHM 121-22
Location: Milledge and Cumming Roads, Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.734    W 082° 0.697
  33.4789    -82.01162
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM78RH
Home of John Forsyth Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


This house was part of the home of John Forsyth located on this property. As U.S. Minister to Spain, in 1819 Forsyth negotiated the treaty by which Florida was acquired by the United States.

He was Congressman from Georgia, 1813- 1818; 1823- 1827; Governor of Georgia, 1827- 1829; U.S. Senator, 1819; 1829- 1834; Secretary of State of the United States, 1834- 1841.

In 1832, he successfully led the State`s opposition to the nullification movement at the Milledgeville Convention.

GHM 121-22 Georgia Historical Commission 1956