Historical Society of Walton County

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2017 Jerald  Scholarship Winner Announced

2017 E. Jerald Forrester History Scholarship

The Historical Society of Walton County is pleased to announce that Miss Ally Hardison from George Walton Academy l is the recipient of the 2017 E. Jerald Forrester Scholarship. Miss Hardison was awarded a certificate on Thursday, May 18th at theGWA Honors Program by Mrs. Dianne Cown and Mrs. Betty Forrester. Miss Hardison will also receive a check in the amount of $1000 toward her school expenses.

Miss Hardison will be attending The University of Georgia and intends to major in BS Biology. After graduating from UGA with a Bachelor's degree, she plans to apply to medical school with hopes of pursuing a career in oncology. 

The Historical Society Committee and Board chooses a student who exemplifies the outstanding qualities of character and passion for History and Preservation that Mr. Forrester possessed. He was a leader in the Society, Corinth Christian Church, founding president of the Clan Forrester Society for his family members, Ducks Unlimited, and Scouts. He was an advocate of the principles of good character and clean living. Mr. Forrester always indicated that "character counts - it is caught more than it is taught."  E. Jerald Forrester (1939 - 2000).

Volunteers Needed

Vounteers are needed to open the Davis-Edwards House on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Also, volunteers are needed to assist in tours for the Walton County Schools. Call (770) 267-6663 or (770)466-8134 for more information.

 Christmas Ornaments

Following is a list of ornaments sold by the Society since 1972. If your collection is missing an ornament or two, please call (770)207-1229, (770) 466-8134 or (770) 267-6663 to see if a replacement is available.


1990  Kilgore Bridge - Circa 1894

1991  Walton County Courthouse Tower -  Circa 1883

1992  McDaniel-Tichenor House - Circa 1887

1993  Gunter Hall - Circa 1852

*1994  Davis-Edwards House - Circa 1845

*1995  William Harris Homestead - Circa 1825

1996  Walton Hotel - Circa 1887

1997  Walton County Courthouse - Circa 1883

*1998  Malinda's (Stephen Felker House) - Circa 1824

*1999  Jersey Bank - Circa 1904

*2000  Casulon - Circa 1824

*2001  The Hill - Circa 1832

*2002  Monroe Post Office - Monroe Art Guild - Circa 1932

2003  Good Hope General Store - Circa 1918

*2004  Church Street School - Circa 1904

*2005  The Rock Gym at Monroe High School - Circa 1930

*2006  Commerative Kilgore Bridge- Circa 1874

*2007  Social Circle Depot

*2008  The Primitve Baptist Church (On Stage Building) - Circa 1910

*2009  Giles Launius Carter Watkins - First Baptist Annex

*2010  Davis-Edwards House (40th Anniversary Edition)

*Ornaments are still available

Rest Haven Cemetery Tour

The Historical Society of Walton County cordially invites you to attend a Historic Rest Haven Cemetery Tour on Saturday, June 10 at 9:00 am. This Tour will be conducted by Mr. Al Stephens, Trustee of the Society. As is quite experienced as a docent at the Historical Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta and you will enjoy the walk with Al in history with some of our Walton County founders. Rest Haven Cemetery is located at the corner of North Madison Avenue and East Spring Street. It will start at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home tent in Rest Haven at 9:00 am. Please wear your comfortable shoes and clothes for this occasion. Water will be provided. 

Admission is free and parking is available in the City Lot between Midland and Madison Avenue, or in the Cemetery.

Sponsored by Tim Stewart Funeral Home. 


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The Historical Society's Annual Golf Tournament will be held on October 20, 2017. More information will be available at a later date.