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The Signer's Monument (Richmond County)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 28.296 W 081° 57.697
17S E 410648 N 3703984
Quick Description: Dedicated to the 3 signers of the Constitution from Georgia. It also houses 2 of the bodies.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/7/2005 3:07:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM28R
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 51

Long Description:
Dedicated July 4, 1848, in honor of the signers of the Declaration of Independence for Georgia: George Walton, Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett. The first two lie buried in crypts beneath this shaft. The burial place of Gwinnett, whose body was to have been reinterred here, has never been found. George Walton, born in Virginia, settles in Georgia, and was a Colonel in the Revolutionary Army, twice Governer of Georgia, Judge of Superior Court and Chief Justice of Georgia, six times elected to Congress and served one term as United States Senator; wunded and captured by British at Savannah. Dr. Lyman Hall, born in Connecticut, was one of the group of ardent revolutionaries from Midway, Georgia, who helped lead Georgia into open rebellion in 1776. He represented Georgia in the Continental Congress. Button Gwinnett, born in England, settled in Savannah shortly before the Revolution and was a magnetic and fiery figure in the early days of the War. He was President of Georgia in March 1777. A quarrel with General Lachian McIntosh, arising out of the ill-fated expedition to Florida, resulted in a duel in May 1777 on the outskirts of Savannah in which Gwinnett was mortally wounded.
Type of Marker: Monument

Marker #: 121-28

Date: 1956

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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