Historic Markers Across Georgia



Walton County



Marker ID: GHM 147-1
Location: Courthouse in Monroe
County: Walton
Coordinates: N 33° 47.682    W 083° 42.774
  33.79470062    -83.71289825
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2RWE
Walton County Marker  



Text:

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



 

 

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