Engraving of George Walton by an unknown artist.
George Walton was one of three signers of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia. Originally from Farmville, Virginia, Walton moved to Savannah, Georgia where he studied law. Elected to the Continental Congress, he arrived in Philadelphia on July 1 and voted in favor of independence the following day. After the war, Walton served as a state legislator, judge and governor.