Walton County historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Walton County historical marker
Creator:
Hair, Keith
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Walton County
Counties--Georgia--Walton County
People:
Walton, George, 1749 or 1750-1804
Location:
United States, Georgia, Walton County, Monroe, 33.79484, -83.71323
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Walton County Courthouse, Monroe
Text of marker: "WALTON COUNTY. 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. 147-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_walton-county
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_walton-county
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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