Bellevue

Bellevue (HMODL)

Location: Augusta, GA 30904 Richmond County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 28.534', W 82° 1.403'

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Home of Freeman Walker, outstanding citizen of early Georgia. Born in Virginia in 1780, he came to Richmond County in his youth and studied law. Freeman Walker, in 1826, deeded 70 acres of land to the United States Government to be used as an arsenal-the site now of the Junior College of Augusta. He reserved one acre as a family burial ground, known as the Walker Cemetery. He was the father of Maj. Gen. W. H. T. Walker, CSA. Admitted to the bar in 1802, he followed a life of public service; City Attorney for three years and Mayor of Augusta 1817-19, being the first to hold the city chief executive office under the name of Mayor, and Brigade Inspector of Gen. Valentine Walker brigade in 1813. He represented Richmond County in both branches of the State Legislature and represented Georgia in the U. S. Senate. His speech on the Missouri Compromise attracted nation-wide attention.He died in 1827 and is buried in the Walker Cemetery.
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Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number121-41
Year Placed1961
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 404913 N 3704478
Decimal Degrees33.47556667, -82.02338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.534', W 82° 1.403'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 32.04" N, 82° 1' 24.18" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2500 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30904, US
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