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Hall County Historical Markers

Lyman Hall


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Lyman Hall
  • Location: Hall County Courthouse Grounds, Gainesville

LYMAN HALL

Lyman Hall (1725-90), one of three Georgia

signers of the Declaration of Independence,

was born in Connecticut but moved to Georgia

when young. Member of the Savannah Conventions,

1774-75, and very influential in Georgia’s

joining in American Revolution; served in

Colonial Congress from Parish of St. John, 1755-80.

When British seized Georgia and confiscated

his property, he and his family refugeed in

the north until 1782, when he returned to

Georgia and served one term as Governor of

the State.

He is buried under the Signers Monument in

Augusta. Hall County (1818) was named for him.

069-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953