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Home of Robert Toombs

 
 
Home of Robert Toombs Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
1. Home of Robert Toombs Marker
Inscription. This was the home of Robert Toombs -- planter, lawyer, and distinguished Southern statesman. Born July 2, 1810, Robert Toombs was educated at Franklin College, Georgia, at Union College, New York, and at the University of Virginia. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, 1837-1840, 1842-1845; of the United States House of Representatives 1845-1853; of the United States Senate from 1853 until his resignation in 1861. He served as Secretary of State, C.S.A., resigning to become a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1877.

Robert Toombs died in his house on December 15, 1885, an “Unreconstructed Rebel.” After his death this became the home of his devoted niece, Mrs. Frank Colley.

This marker replaces one erected by the Children of the Confederacy of Georgia in June 1941.
 
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.185′ N, 82° 44.044′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of East Robert Toombs
Home of Robert Toombs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
2. Home of Robert Toombs Marker
Avenue (Business U.S. 78) and Poplar Drive (Georgia Route 17), on the right when traveling east on East Robert Toombs Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 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. Oliver S. Dyson House (a few steps from this marker); Tarver-Maynard House (a few steps from this marker); Dyson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen Anne Style (within shouting distance of this marker); The Episcopal Church of the Mediator (within shouting distance of this marker); Toombs-Anderson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sims-Beggs House (about 300 feet away); Wisteria Hall (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Robert Toombs Signs and Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
3. Robert Toombs Signs and Marker
The view looking west along East Robert Toombs Avenue shows the marker accompanied by signs for the Robert Toombs House Museum and gift shop.
Home of Robert Toombs image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
4. Home of Robert Toombs
National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
5. National Historic Landmark Plaque
The Robert Toombs House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978.
Natl. Historic Landmark Plaque at the Robert Toombs House image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
6. Natl. Historic Landmark Plaque at the Robert Toombs House
In addition to being a National Historic Landmark, the home is one of the contributing structures in the East Robert Toombs Historic District, which was listed with the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The city of Washington, GA contains five National Historic Districts.
Robert Toombs Home and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
7. Robert Toombs Home and Museum
Robert Toombs Home and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
8. Robert Toombs Home and Museum
 
 
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