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Meadow Garden, 1791, Augusta

George Walton Signer of the Declaration of Independence Meadow Garden House Augusta GA 18th Century Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Meadow Garden was the last home of George Walton, one of the youngest signers of the Declaration of Independence. Walton served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, a Colonel in the First Georgia Militia,  Governor of Georgia (1779-80 & 1789-90), U. S. Congressman, Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, and United States Senator.

George Walton Georgia Signer of the Declaration of Independence Meadow Garden House Augusta GA 18th Century Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Thanks to the efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who still maintain the site today this important vestige of our early history was saved from demolition in 1901. It is Georgia’s oldest house museum and one of the top attractions in Augusta.

George Walton Image Public DomainGeorge Walton's Signature Public Domain

National Historic Landmark

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Signers Monument, 1848, Augusta

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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

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