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Tarver-Maynard House

 
 
Land Granted to George Walton Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
1. Land Granted to George Walton Marker
Inscription.
Erected 1820
Land granted to George Walton,
signer of the
Declaration of Independence.
Alexander H. Stephens,
Vice President
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. Touch 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
Marker in front of the Tarver-Maynard House image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
2. Marker in front of the Tarver-Maynard House
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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). Touch for a list and map 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:

Tarver

Maynard
House
1820

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
Land Granted to George Walton Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
3. Land Granted to George Walton Marker
The marker stands at the wall, between the first and second columns (from the left).
restorations begun by the Maynard family in 1997 and carried on by the most recent owners who purchased the property in 2006 to operate as a bed & breakfast and gourmet restaurant. During this latest chapter of the home's history, it was known as the LaFayette Manor Inn. Unfortunately, the venture was unsuccessful and closed after a few years.

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, USNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Tarver-Maynard House - 1820 Door Plaque image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
4. Tarver-Maynard House - 1820 Door Plaque
Tarver-Maynard House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
5. Tarver-Maynard House Marker
The Tarver-Maynard House image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
6. The Tarver-Maynard House
The Tarver-Maynard House image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
7. The Tarver-Maynard House
Tarver-Maynard House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
8. Tarver-Maynard House
 
 
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