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The Cedars

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By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
1. The Cedars Marker
Inscription.
The high hill on which The Cedars stands was a home - site for the Indians before the arrival of white men. Not long after the Revolutionary War, Anthony Poulin, a Frenchman of noble birth who came to the aid of the Georgians against the British, built The Cedars. His son, Dr. T.N. Poulin, accompanied LaFayette on his visit to Georgia in 1825 as a personal physician.

There are 20 rooms in the present house, two kitchens and parlors stretching to 90 feet. In the spacious dinning room are many panes of handblown glass. A cabinet contains a pair of Gen. Cornwallis’s knee buckles.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.449′ N, 82° 44.265′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of Sims Street and North Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling west on Sims Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Washington Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gilbert-Alexander House
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By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
2. The Cedars Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); 1911 Wilkes County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilkes County Courthouses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remodeled 1959 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dissolution of the Confederate Government (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilkes County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Last Cabinet Meeting of the C.S.A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bolton Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable BuildingsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Cedars Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
3. The Cedars Marker
The Cedars Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
4. The Cedars Marker
The Cedars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
5. The Cedars Marker
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By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
6. The Cedars
Portions of the house date from c. 1790, with later Victorian additions
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By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
7. The Cedars Marker
 
 
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