Wilkes County (157)

Historic Markers Across Georgia


Wilkes County was created on Feb. 5, 1777.

The county seat is in Washington, GA.,
and the county is 474 Square Miles in area.

  Click here to visit the Wilkes county home page.

  FIPS Code: 13317

  Information about Wilkes County, Georgia, from Wikipedia.

  Georgia County facts for Wilkes County.
  US Census Quick Facts about Wilkes County.


There are 67 Historic Markers in Wilkes County.

1800s - 1838 Plantation Manor House   -    
  210 S. Alexander Ave, Washington, GA   

1814 Norris House   -    
  201 South Alexander Avenue, Washington, GA      

1817 Site of first Wilks County Courthouse   -    
  Courthouse Square in front of Courthouse, Washington, GA   

1820 Early Classic Revival House   -    
  215 East Robert Toombs Avenue, Washington, GA   

1820 Toombs-Anderson House   -    
  211 E. Robert Toombs Ave, Washington, GA   

1824 Planters Hotel --
  West Robert Toombs Ave, Washington, GA   

1828 Chandler-Irvin   -    
  15 Lexington Ave, Washington, GA   

1840 Classical Revival   -    
  West Robert Toombs Ave, Washington, GA   

1898 Greek Revival Style   -    
  210 W. Robert Toombs Ave. Washington, GA   

1903 Cupola Twin Chimneys   -    
  218 E. Robert Toombs Ave, Washington, GA   

1903 Queen Anne Style   -    
  218 E. Robert Toombs Ave, Washington, GA   

1911 Wilkes County Jail   -    
  on Jefferson St north of East Court St, Washington, GA   

Abram Simons House - Missing --
  -   GHM 157-8
  US 378 about 8 miles SE of Washington, GA   

Bank of State of Georgia   -    
  Wall outside of Courthouse entrance, Washington, GA   

Battle of Kettle Creek   -   GHM 157-15
  Northwest of Ga 44 intersection at War Hill on Kettle Creek WM6RFJ   

Battle of Kettle Creek - Missing   -   WPA US 78 D-10
  on US 78 6 miles SW of Washington, GA   

Bishop James Osgood Andrew   -   UMC 
  on Andrew Drive near Spring St (Ga 47) in Washington, GA WM6R9G   

Bolton Factory   -    
  intersection of East Court Street and East Square, Washington, GA   

Campbell Home   -   GHM 157-5
  Liberty St between S. Alexander Ave and Jefferson St, Washington, GA WM6RA2   

Clarke's Creek Encampment   -   GHM 157-22
  Jackson's Crossroads west of Tignall and north of US 78 WM6RPP   

Columbus Granade   -    
  at the intersection of Beaverdam Rd (County Route 64) and Columbus Granade (County Route 65), Washington, GA   

Erected 1820 George Walton   -    
  219 E. Robert Toombs Ave, Washington, GA   

First Court North of Augusta   -   GHM 157-17
  Ga 44 at Sandtown, GA WM6RPV   

First Methodist Church   -   GHM 157-20
  S. Liberty & Spring Sts at the church WM6REZ   

First Presbyterian Ordination in Georgia   -   GHM 157-18
  Poplar Drive 0.4 mile south of US 78/Ga 10, Washington, GA WM6RBJ   

Fishing Creek Baptist Church   -   GHM 157-26
  About 1/4 mile west of Ga 44 at Sandtown WM6RXQ   

Fort Washington Park   -   CWsh 
  In Fort Washington Park behind courthouse, Washington, GA WMZP8   

Gilbert-Alexander House   -   GHM 157-3
  Alexander Drive near Alexander Street, Washington, GA WM6RBK   

Grant's Meeting House   -   GHM 157-25
  Ga 80, 1.4 miles south of junction with US 78 WM6R9F   

Heard's Fort (Early Georgia Capital)   -   GHM 157-16
  Ga 44 at Mile Marker 20, about 1 mile south of Sandtown, GA WM6RXX   

Historic Dugas Home   -   GHM 157-2
  Opposite 308 E. Robert Toombs Ave, Washington, GA WM6T6K   

Holly Court   -   GHM 157-13
  Alexander Avenue at Water Street, Washington, GA WM6RBC   

Holly Court   -    
  301 S. Alexander at Water St, Washington, GA   

Home of Robert Toombs   -   GHM 157-30
  216 E Robert Toombs Avenue in Washington, GA WM3MME   

Home of Robert Toombs - Replaced   -   WPA US 78 D-12
  216 E. Robert Toombs Ave, Washington, GA   

Home of Sarah Hillhouse   -   GHM 157-32
  205 East Robert Toombs Ave (US 278), Washington, GA WM6RB7   

Independence United Methodist Church   -   UMC 
  At church in Tignall (just west of Ga 17) WM6RPR   

Jefferson Davis   -   GHM 157-12
  In front of courthouse, Washington, GA WM2387   

Jesse Mercer's Home   -   GHM 157-10
  US 78/Ga 10 west of business district, Washington, GA WM6RFF   

Kettle Creek Battlefield   -   DAR 
  Marker can be reached from War Hill Rd 1.5 miles south of Tyrone RD, Washington, GA   

Kettle Creek Battleground   -   GHM 157-24
  Ga 44 at intersection 3 miles from Taliferro County line WM13W0   

Lowe Building   -    
  22 East Robert Toombs Ave, Washington GA      

Mary Willis Library   -   GHS 157-1
  at 204 East Liberty St., Washington, GA WM6R9H   

Old Inn Site   -   GHM 157-4
  On Robert Toombs Ave at the square in Washington, GA WM6RF3   

Pembroke --
  217 W. Robert Toombs Ave., Washington, GA   

Phillips Mills Baptist Church   -   GHM 157-23
  Ga 44 1.7 miles from the Taliaferro County line WM6RFN   

Pope's Chapel United Methodist Church   -   UMC 
  3.2 mi N of Tignall on Ga 17, then R 3.8 mi, then R 0.2 WM7J96   

Rock Methodist Church Wilkes County   -   GHM 157-14
  US 78/Ga 10 about 2 miles west of Rayle, GA WM1KHY   

Site of Presbyterian Poplar   -    
  Poplar Drive (Georgia Route 17) 0.1 miles south of Alexander Dr., Washington, GA   

Site of Wilkes County Academy   -   GHM 157-27
  US 78B/Ga 10B near Ga 44 in Washington, GA WM6RFD   

Smyrna Church   -   GHM 157-19
  US 378/Ga 47 about 5 miles southeast of Washington, GA WM3MMG   

Smyrna Churchyard   -   GHM 157-7
  US 378/Ga 47 about 5 miles southeast of Washington, GA WM3MMH   

Smyrna Methodist Church   -    
  100 S Smyrna Church Rd, Washington, GA      

The Battle of Kettle Creek   -   DAR 
  War Hill Rd 1.5 miles south of Tyrone Rd, Washington, GA   

The Cedars   -   GHM 157-6
  Sims Street at North Jefferson Street, Washington, GA WM6RFE   

The Dissolution of the Confederate Government   -    
  23 Court St, Washington GA      

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator   -    
  23 Court St, Washington GA      

The Rev. John Springer   -   GHM 157-29
  Ga 17 about 3.7 miles north of Washington, GA WM6RYD   

The Tupper House   -   GHM 157-1
  Robert Toombs Ave and Allison St, Washington, GA   

The Village of Danburg   -    
  at the intersection of Bradford Rd (County Route 132) and Danburg Rd, Tignall, GA   

Walnut Hill Academy   -   GHM 157-28
  Ga 17 about 3.7 miles north of Washington, GA WM6RY9   

Washington Presbyterian Church   -   GHM 157-21
  Robert Toombs Ave at E. Liberty St, Washington, GA WM6RA3   

Washington Wilkes First   -    
  Base of clock tower on Courthouse Square, Washington, GA   

Washington-Wilkes Historical Museum   -   GHM 157-31
  East Robert Toombs Ave at Grove St, Washington, GA WM6RBE   

Wilkes County   -   GHM 157-11
  Courthouse in Washington, GA WM2388   

Wilkes County Courthouses   -    
  Courthouse Square in front of Courthouse, Washington, GA   

Wisteria Hall 1795   -    
  225 E. Robert Toombs Ave, Washington, GA      


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