Thursday, August 25, 2011

Walker County

County #2
Walker County
August 7, 2011

Walker County, formed in 1833, was named after Major Freeman Walker of Augusta, a lawyer and U.S. Senator, and has a population of 61,053.

We visited historic downtown Chickamaugaand walked around the Crawfish Springs Amphitheater, which was once the site of the main water supply for the early settlements and has been converted into a park.

We also explored the outside of the Gordon-Lee Mansion, completed in 1847. The mansion is the only structure that survived the Civil War Battle of Chickamauga. We thought the amphitheater would be a nice place for a picnic with the bubbling spring in the pond nearby.

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