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1911 Wilkes County Jail

 
 
1911 Wilkes County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
1. 1911 Wilkes County Jail Marker
Inscription. On December 5, 1911, the first person was hanged on the third floor gallows. The hanging occured before the jail was dedicated in January 1912.
 
Erected by Wilkes County.
 
Location. 33° 44.283′ N, 82° 44.317′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on Jefferson Street 0 miles north of East Court Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilkes County Courthouses (within shouting distance of this marker); Remodeled 1959 (within shouting distance of this marker); Last Cabinet Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkes County (within shouting distance of this marker); Bolton Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dissolution of the Confederate Government (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington-Wilkes Vietnam Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Regarding 1911 Wilkes County Jail. T.B. Walker was hanged at the jail on December 5, 1911, after his
1911 Wilkes County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
2. 1911 Wilkes County Jail Marker
On the front of the jail
conviction for murder. He had shot his former employer two weeks after being fired.
 
Additional keywords. Crime and Punishment
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentNotable BuildingsNotable Events
 
1911 Wilkes County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
3. 1911 Wilkes County Jail Marker
The marker is to the left of the left-side window on the first floow
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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