A Piece of Walton History in roadside signs

When I was a child, a great family auto trip was to pack up a picnic lunch, jump in the car and search for historical markers in our area. What fun we had! Of course, my parents knew where the markers were and drove in that direction but my sister and I had to spy them. At the end of the trip, whomever found the most got a prize (usually a dollar).

Here in Walton County there are 11 Historic Markers that were given historical status by the U.S Government. Historical markers are very informative and educational. According to wikipedia, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, through the National Register of Historic Places, can bestow historical status. Here are three very popular markers and the text that is written on each one. The oldest of the 11 markers was placed in 1925 by the DAR commemorating the Battle of Jack’s Creek with the most recent being that of the Moore’s Ford Lynching.

For the full story on how to find these roadside signs, click or tap on this link for the article in the latest issue of Walton Living Magazine by Melanieann Jackson, or pick up a print copy at any city hall or library in Walton County or at the Walton County Chamber of Commerce.

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