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    walton county courthouse
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    Beautiful Downtown Monroe, Georgia
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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Walton County Confederate Monument stands prominently on the square in front of the courthouse in Monroe, Georgia. It is topped by the stateue of a Confederate soldier standing at ease holding his musket.

    The front of the monument reads:

    “On flames eternal camping ground, their solemn tents are spread, and glory guards, with solemn round, the bivouac of the dead.”
    “Comrades”
    “To our Confederate dead.”

    On the left side are crossed battle flags and the dates 1861-1865.

    The back of the monument reads:

    “Now sleep the brave, who sinks to rest, by all their country’s wishes blest.”

    On the right side are crossed muskets and the years1861-1865.

    Below on the 2nd tier is a corner stone in white marble and it reads:

    "Erected June1,1907 by the Ladies Memorial Association and the surviving confederate veterans."

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    by doug48 Written Dec 19, 2008

    the walton county confederate civil war memorial is located on the grounds of the walton county courthouse. this memorial has a standing solder motif which is common in the south.

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    by doug48 Written Dec 19, 2008

    the walton county courthouse was built in 1884 in the second empire style. the architects were bruce and morgan. walton county was named after george walton one of the signers of the declaration of independence.

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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated May 21, 2008

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    Favorite thing: The highest structure you are likely to see in Monroe is not a skyscraper, a church steeple, spire, or even a majestic Georgia pine tree. The highest you can get in Monroe is the water tower.

    Contrary to what you may see in the movies, don't even think about climbing the water tower. If you did, you'd probably be mistaken for a terrorist trying to poison the city's water supply.

    Take a look at the link below. There's a group of people who actually go around logging these things. Interesting!

    Monroe, Georgia, Water Tower

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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated May 21, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Although Monroe has a population of less than 12,000, there are more than 5 times as many people in Walton County. In recent years the area has began to catch the overflow from the burgeoning city of Atlanta, which is just 45 miles to the west.

    Walton is the forty-third county to be established in Georgia, out of a total of 159 counties. It covers 329 square miles of land originally held by both the Cherokee and Creek Indians. The county was organized in 1818 and named for George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a former Governor of Georgia.

    You can learn much more about the county and its rich history by clicking the link below:

    Walton County

    Walton County Historical Marker

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