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Creation Date

10-17-2010

Building Name

Washington County Court House

Description

Washington County Court House Marker, Sandersville GA

The text reads as :

" Washington, Georgia`s ninth county and first in the nation to be named for George Washington, was created in 1784 for granting land to soldiers for Revolutionary War services.

Court House Square, located on the old stage coach road from Louisville to Milledgeville, is on the Dixie and Nancy Hart Highways.

The present Court House Building, the third, was erected in 1899. The first was burned in `the great fire` March 24, 1855, when only five buildings in the entire town were left. The second, built with a tax levied by the State Legislature, was burned in 1864 by Sherman on his `March to the Sea.`

It is claimed that more Confederate soldiers went from Washington county than any other county in the state. Fifteen military companies were organized here.

Washington County has furnished two Governors -- Jared Irwin, 1796 to 1798 and 806 to 1809, and Thomas W. Hardwick, 1921 to 1923. Gov. Hardwick also had served as United States Senator and Congressman."

GHM 150-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953

Latitude, Longitude

32.98356944, -82.81093889

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Washington County Court House Marker; Washington County Court House; George Washington; Washington County (Ga.); Historical marker --- Georgia --- Sandersville.

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