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College Hill

  • Also Known As: George Walton House also Harper House also Walton-Harper House

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Property traditionally associated with George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, this was his residence from 1795-1804. He also served as Georgia's Governor, Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court and US Senator. - NPS

Up until the 1970s, College Hill house on Wrightsboro Rd was widely thought to be George Walton's summer home. A March 1975 report to Historic Preservation Section of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources concluded that George Walton "probably did not build or live in the Harper house". Although, the report was "not conclusive", it did state that the "evidence against Walton's connection with the house seems almost overwhelming". Mr Walton did own a mansion called College Hill but, this was probably not it. - AsNotedIn

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1789/04/00 George Walton Owner George Walton's sells 100 acres of land

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Particulars for College Hill:
Sight Category Building
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 11th November 1971

Registry Name: College Hill
Registry Address: 2216 Wrightsboro Rd.
Registry Number: 71000287
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 6
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1795, 1804
Associated People: Walton,George
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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