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  • Washington Presbyterian Church

    The Presbyterian Church at Washington was organized in 1790, under the Presbytery of South Carolina, with the Rev. John Springer as first pastor. Services were held in private homes, in the Court House, the Academy, and in the Methodist Church, until 1825, when the first church edifice was erected. On July 29, of that year, the lot upon which the...

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  • Dyson House

    Built in 1820 by Harris Sandifer, the structure was a shop for Sandifer's harness making. The second owner, Frank Wingfield enlarged the original structure. The next owner, Isaiah Tucker Irvin II, enlarged it. After his death, his widow continued renovations. The structure, made of hand-planed virgin pine, was unpainted for the first one hundred...

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  • Wilkes County Courthouse

    The current courthouse for Wilkes County, Georgia was completed in 1904 on the downtown square in Washington, Georgia, and originally included a taller, more detailed clock tower and roofline. A 1958 fire ravaged the top of the courthouse, leaving the building flat-topped for decades until the current roof and clock tower were added in 1989.

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  • Holly Court

    Holly Court, also known as the Ficklin Home and Holly Court Inn Bed & Breakfast, is a historic Neoclassical architecture residence converted into a bed & breakfast in Washington, Georgia.[1] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1972. It is located at 301 South Alexander Street

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  • Toombs- Anderson Home circa 1820

    Built by Sarah Hillhouse, whose impressive residence was just next door, this 1820 Classical revival style home served for many years as the home to Gabriel Toombs, brother of CSA Secretary of State Robert Toombs.

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  • Campbell-Jordan-Lindsey-Farnell House

    The original cottage was built by William Stith after 1787 and in 1807 purchased by Duncan Campbell who enlarged it. The western part of the structure was probably built by Judge Albert Gallatin Semmes. In 1841, Aaron A. Cleveland added the colonnade.Listed in the National Register as the Campbell-Jordan House, at 208 Liberty Street.Slide...

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  • Home of Sarah Hillhouse

    This Federal style house was begun in 1814, by Sarah Porter Hillhouse who came to Washington in 1786, from Connecticut with her husband David. In 1801, David purchased the town's first newspaper The Monitor, and when he died in 1803, Sarah became the first woman in Georgia to edit and publish a newspaper which she continued to run for more than a...

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  • Mary Willis Library

    The Mary Willis Library is a historic public library located in the city of Washington, in the U.S. state of Georgia. The library, located at 204 East Liberty Street (corner of East Liberty and South Jefferson) in downtown Washington, is the designated public library for Wilkes County and headquarters of the Bartram Trail Regional Library System....

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  • The Robert Toombs House

    HOURS: Tours are offered 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Operated by Wilkes County. A legend in his own time, Robert Toombs was a successful planter and lawyer who led a turbulent career as state legislator, U.S. Congressman and Senator. “Defend yourselves; the enemy is at your door . . . !” thundered Toombs from the Senate floor on...

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  • tourist office

    when visiting washington a good place to start is the washington tourist office. the tourist office is located on washington square across the street from the courthouse next to the fitzpatrick hotel. here you can get a map of the historic homes and buildings in washington.

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  • robert toombs house

    historically, the robert toombs house is the most interesting house in washington. robert toombs was a georgia senator prior to the civil war. an avid secessionist, toombs declared on the on U.S. senate floor "defend yourselves, the enemy is at your door !" toombs served as the first secretary of state for the confederacy and later was a general in...

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  • confederate civil war memorial

    located on the grounds of the courthouse is the wilkes county confederate civil war memorial. this statue is a very common motif in the south.

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Washington Restaurants

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    by doug48 Written May 1, 2008

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    located in the lafayette manor inn bed & breakfast is the lafayette manor restaurant. the restaurant has a beautiful victorian decor and they serve very good american cuisine. in my opinion the best restaurant in washington. you can also stay at the lafayette manor. room rates start from $ 125.

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Washington Warnings and Dangers

  • by raf1246 Written Sep 5, 2008

    When you travel from Wrens to Washington, there are speed traps for out of state drivers. The state troopers and local police prey on out of state drivers to give them tickets leaving the locals alone. This in itself is a deterrent. This happens all of the time, I feel something should be done about it. Maybe a blog? You go over the limit by 5 or 6 miles and they ticket you. Then, unfortunately you pay a hefty fine.

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