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Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gilbert-Alexander House

 
 
Gilbert-Alexander House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
1. Gilbert-Alexander House Marker
Inscription.
In the 1780’s Felix and William Gilbert, Virginians, camped in a beautiful grove here and were so pleased with the scenery that they returned later to take land grants. In 1808 they erected the brick portion of this house, one of the oldest brick structures north of Augusta. Their descendents are the only families who have occupied it. The burial grounds on the property attest the continuity of the family for more than 150 years.

The Alexanders, descendants of the Gilberts, served with distinction in the War Between the States. Porter Alexander, who lived here, was a Brigadier General of Artillery in the Confederate Army.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.335′ N, 82° 44.122′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on Alexander Drive 0 miles from North Alexander Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Alexander Drive, Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Sarah Hillhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Gilbert-Alexander House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
2. Gilbert-Alexander House Marker
Toombs-Anderson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dyson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Episcopal Church of the Mediator (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Washington Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Ordination in Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Presbyterian Poplar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tarver-Maynard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oliver S. Dyson House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Edward Porter Alexander. Edward Porter Alexander (May 26, 1835 – April 28, 1910) was a military engineer, railroad executive, planter, and author. He served first as an officer in the United States Army and later, during the American Civil War (1861–1865), in the Confederate Army, rising to the rank of brigadier general. (Submitted on November 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Edward Porter Alexander.
Gilbert-Alexander House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
3. Gilbert-Alexander House Marker
Edward Porter Alexander was one of only three Confederate officers to rise to the rank of general in the artillery branch. Respected by some of the Confederacy’s most important commanders, Alexander would participate in nearly every major campaign in the eastern theatre, contributing substantially to the army’s greatest successes and sharing in its bitterest defeats. (Submitted on November 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial SitesNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Gilbert-Alexander House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
4. Gilbert-Alexander House Marker
Edward Porter Alexander (1835 – 1910) Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
5. Edward Porter Alexander (1835 – 1910)
Gilbert-Alexander House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
6. Gilbert-Alexander House Marker
The home as viewed from Alexander Drive
Gilbert-Alexander House Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
7. Gilbert-Alexander House
The home is private, and not open to the public
Gilbert-Alexander House<br>Mostly Hidden by Trees Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
8. Gilbert-Alexander House
Mostly Hidden by Trees
Tree-lined Drive Leading to the Gilbert-Alexander House Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
9. Tree-lined Drive Leading to the Gilbert-Alexander House
 
 
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