Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Land granted to George Walton,
signer of the
Declaration of Independence.
Alexander H. Stephens,
of The Confederate States,
boarded here in 1828 while a student at the Washington Academy.
Erected by Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
Location. 33° 44.193′ N, 82° 44.034′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on East Robert Toombs Avenue (Business U.S. 78) 0 miles west of Poplar Drive (Georgia Route 17), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is planted in the western section of the house's front lawn, behind the city sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 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. Home of Robert Toombs (a few steps from this marker); Oliver S. Dyson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dyson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen Anne Style Wisteria Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Episcopal Church of the Mediator (about 300 feet away); Sims-Beggs House (about 300 feet away); Toombs-Anderson House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
More about this marker. The Tarver-Maynard House and marker are located with the boundaries of Washington's East Robert Toombs Historic District, (a National Historic District).
Regarding Tarver-Maynard House. An additional plaque mounted to the right of the front door reads:
The house has also been known under many names of its previous owners, including Hillhouse, Sandifer, Battle, Toombs-Colley, Sanders, and Wickersham. The house was built for Mrs. Elizabeth Tarver as a one-story structure which measured 20 by 24 feet. Extensively modified and expanded over the years, the house now has four parlors, six bedrooms, a Greek Revival-style portico with four fluted Doric columns.
The house benefited from major restorations
The home was featured on the annual Spring Tour of Homes of Washington-Wilkes in 2006 (under the name LaFayette Manor Inn).
Additional keywords. East Robert Toombs Historic District, Hillhouse, Sandifer, Battle, Colley, Sanders, Wickersham, Maynard, LaFayette Manor
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
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