Historic Markers Across Georgia

Walker County

Marker ID: GHM 146-3
Location: in park several blocks north of downtown on N. Main St. in LaFayette
County: Walker
Coordinates: N 34° 42.525    W 085° 16.862
  34.70875733    -85.28102808
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD3J
Walker County Marker  


Created December 18, 1833, and named for Major Freeman Walker of Augusta, prominent attorney and United States Senator. Here the fierce Chickamaugas preyed upon pioneers, and were in turn defeated and driven away; here Federals and Confederates locked in combat in 1863.

Lookout Mountain and its spur Pigeon Mountain on the West, Taylor´s and Dick´s Ridges on the east of the county provide spectacular scenery. Rich coal and iron deposits abound; between the mountains lie fertile valleys.

GHM 146-3 Georgia Historical Commission 1953