George Walton

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George Walton

Sons of the American Revolution

 

The George Walton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and teaching American history to future generations. Our Chapter honors our Patriot namesake of Walton County Georgia.

George Walton

George Walton

George Walton (ca. 1749-1804), along with Button Gwinnett and Lyman Hall, served as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, where he signed the Declaration of Independence.  Originally from Virginia, Walton arrived in Savannah in 1769 and began a lucrative law career.  He suspended his career to travel to Philadelphia to participate in the fateful events leading up to July 4, 1776.

Walton’s role in the American Revolution continued, and he was captured by Archibald Campbell during the British takeover of Savannah in 1778.  After the revolution, his political career saw him take positions as a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1788, as governor of Georgia 1789, and as a state senator, filling the seat James Jackson left when he stepped down to rescind the Yazoo Land Act.  Walton eventually retired to his home in Augusta, where he died in 1804.  Walton County is named in his honor.

Source: Georgia Historical Society

George Walton SAR

meets the first Tuesday of each month

EXCEPT

July, August and December

7 p.m.

Monroe United Methodist Church