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Original Town Lot #36

 
 
Original Town Lot #36 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
1. Original Town Lot #36 Marker
Inscription.  On 14 February, 1794 this property was granted to Thomas Hillhouse as original town lot #36. The home built here later served as a boarding house. It was here that Peter L. Van Allen challenged William H. Crawford to a duel in 1803 over political matters which precipitated the two-party system in Georgia. A new hotel was built in 1827 after a fire the previous year. In 1876 the hotel, at one point called The Southern Comfort, was advertised as the only hotel south of the Mason-Dixon Line with an ice house.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is February 14, 1794.
 
Location. 33° 44.179′ N, 82° 44.378′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on Spring Street (Georgia Route 47) south of West Robert Toombs Avenue (Business U.S. 78), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Spring St, 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. 1878 Medical Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Cleveland's Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); William Dearing (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmers & Merchants Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Exchange Bank / Washington Gazette Chronicle (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Confederate Commissary & Quartermaster's Stores (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Original Town Lot #36 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
2. Original Town Lot #36 Marker
 
 
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 107 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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