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Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Washington Street Railroad

1889

 
 
Washington Street Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
1. Washington Street Railroad Marker
Inscription.  
Mule-drawn trolley
system operated from
the depot to the square
The mule stables were
in the rear of this lot

 
Erected by Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 33° 44.213′ N, 82° 44.402′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on West Robert Toombs Avenue (Business U.S. 78) east of South Allison Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 W Robert Toombs Ave, Washington GA 30673, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benson Block (here, next to this marker); Washington Exchange Bank / Washington Gazette Chronicle (a few steps from this marker); Farmers & Merchants Bank (a few steps from this marker); Cotton Warehouse (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator (a few steps from this marker);
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Site of the Confederate Commissary & Quartermaster's Stores (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Corner Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Washington Street Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
2. Washington Street Railroad Marker
Washington Street Railroad image. Click for full size.
J.W. Stephenson via Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (Public Domain), September 11, 1903
3. Washington Street Railroad
A mule-drawn railroad car next to the J. W. Stephenson Photographers building in downtown Washington, Ga.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on June 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Jun. 13, 2024