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Toombs-Anderson House

1820

 
 
Toombs-Anderson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
1. Toombs-Anderson House Marker
Inscription.
Early Classical Revival style
built by Sarah Hillhouse

Home of Gen. Robert Toombs'
brother, Gabriel Toombs,
from 1839-69

 
Erected by W-WHF (Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation).
 
Location. 33° 44.198′ N, 82° 44.097′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on East Robert Toombs Avenue (Business U.S. 78) 0.8 miles east of Georgia Route 44, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the north side of East Robert Toombs Avenue, between North Alexander Street and Poplar Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 East Robert Toombs Avenue, Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Episcopal Church of the Mediator (a few steps from this marker); Home of Sarah Hillhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Dyson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver S. Dyson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Robert Toombs
Toombs-Anderson House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
2. Toombs-Anderson House and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tarver-Maynard House (about 300 feet away); Queen Anne Style (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
More about this marker. The marker stands in front of the house on the lawn, at the end of its red brick front walk.
 
Regarding Toombs-Anderson House. The house's history is linked in many ways to that of its next door neighbor, the 1814 home of Georgia's first female newspaper editor and publisher, Sarah Porter Hillhouse, for whom both structures were built.

After making his home here for 30 years, Gabriel Toombs vacated the Toombs-Anderson House in 1869, only to move next door into the Hillhouse Home. His esteemed brother conveniently lived just down the street.

The Toombs-Anderson House is a contributing structure of the East Robert Toombs Historic District, one of five such districts in Washington, GA listed with the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Additional keywords. East
The Toombs-Anderson House image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
3. The Toombs-Anderson House
Robert Toombs Historic District

 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Toombs-Anderson House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
4. Toombs-Anderson House
 
 
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