Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
This structure combines two separate houses. The back part probably dates from 1817; the front was moved by oxcart from 7 miles out in the County by Dr. Fielding Ficklen in the 1840ís. In this house, Mrs. Jefferson Davis and her two children spent a few days awaiting President Davisí arrival after the fall of Richmond.
Dr. James Pettigrew Boyce, Co-founder and first President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., married Elizabeth L. Ficklen here, Dec. 20, 1848.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 44.067′ N, 82° 44.183′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of South Alexander Avenue and Water Street, on the right when traveling north on South Alexander Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 South Alexander Avenue, Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Holly Court 1893 Victorian (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Manse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norris House (about 400 feet away); Campbell Home (about 500 feet away); Mary Willis Library (about 700 feet away); Washington Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Sarah Hillhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • War, US Civil •
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