The Historical Society of Walton County is honored to announce the 2019 E. Jerald Forrester Scholarship Awards. This scholarship is presented yearly to a senior from one of the Walton County High Schools and is in memory of E. Jerald “Jerry” Forrester, founding president of the Historical Society of Walton County. This year, the Society is pleased to award this scholarship to two outstanding students.
Alexander W. Hamby, a senior from Walnut Grove High School, was presented this scholarship award by Mrs. Dianne Cown, board member from the Historical Society, on Tuesday evening, May 7, 2019 at the Walnut Grove High School Awards Program. Alec will be attending Georgia Gwinnett College.
William “Grant” Olson, a senior from Monroe Area High School, was presented this scholarship award by Mrs. Dianne Cown, board member from the Historical Society, on Thursday evening, May 16, 2019, at the Monroe Area High School Awards Program. Grant will be attending Piedmont College-Demorest campus.
We wish both of these fine, young men much success in their future endeavors.
Bicentennial Christmas Ornament
Historical Society of Walton County received their second shipment of the 2018 Bicentennial Christmas ornament honoring the 200th birthday of Walton County. The cost per ornament is
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.
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)