Historic Markers Across Georgia



James Monroe



Marker ID: GHM 147-3
Location: on Ga 11 (Broad Street) one block south of courthouse, Monroe
County: Walton
Coordinates: N 33° 47.592    W 083° 42.768
  33.79320145    -83.71279907
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2RW9
James Monroe Marker  



Text:

This City of Monroe, settled in 1818 and incorporated Nov. 30, 1821, was named for James Monroe, fifth President. Born in Virginia in 158 he fought in the Continental Army. He served in the Viginia legislature, in Congress and the Senate, and as Governor of Virginia twice. He was Minister to France, helped negotiate the Louisiana Purchase and was Minister to England and Spain. He served as Secretary of State, and later of War for President Madison. He was elected President in 1816 and again in 1820 and is best known as author of the monroe Doctrine. He died in New York in 1831.

GHM 147-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955



 

 

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