Signers Monument, 1848, Augusta


This 50-foot obelisk is Georgia’s monument to her three signatories to the Declaration of Independence: Lyman Hall, Button Gwinnett, and George Walton. It was designed by Robert French. Initial plans were to bring the remains of the three men to this site and re-inter them beneath the obelisk, and while this was a relatively simple task in relation to Hall and Walton, the remains of Button Gwinnett proved to be impossible to conclusively locate. So, Hall and Walton are buried here, but Gwinnett remains somewhere in Savannah.

Signers Monument Augusta GA Lyman Hall George Walton Button Gwinnett Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Augusta Downtown Historic District, National Register of Historic Places


Filed under --RICHMOND COUNTY GA--, Augusta GA

2 responses to “Signers Monument, 1848, Augusta

  1. Pingback: Hall’s Knoll, Liberty County | Vanishing Coastal Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown

  2. Paul Wetherington

    Great photos Brian, makes my wife and I want to do some sight seeing in Augusta. I found out only a few months ago that George Walton’s home “Meadow Gardens” is still standing in Augusta and is one of the few remaining “sand hill cottage style” homes from that time period.

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