Sandersville in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Washington County Court House
Court House Square, located on the old stage coach road from Louisville to Milledgeville, is on the Dixie and Nancy Hart Highways.
The present Court House Building, the third, was erected in 1899. The first was burned in “the great fire” March 24, 1855, when only five buildings in the entire town were left. The second, built with a tax levied by the State Legislature, was burned in 1864 by Sherman on his “March to the Sea.”
It is claimed that more Confederate soldiers went from Washington county than from any other county in the state. Fifteen military companies were organized here.
Washington County has furnished two Governors -- Jared Irwin, 1796 to 1798 and 1806 to 1809, and Thomas W. Hardwick, 1921 to 1923. Gov. Hardwick also had served as United States Senator and Congressman.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 150-1.)
Topics and series. Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Sherman’s March to the Sea series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 24, 1660.
Location. 32° 59.014′ N, 82° 48.656′ W. Marker is in Sandersville, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Harris Street (Georgia Route 15) and Malone Street, on the right when traveling south on North Harris Street. The marker is at the northeast corner of the courthouse square in Sandersville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandersville GA 31082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington County World War II Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Korean MonumentWashington County Viet Nam War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pvt. Willie Lee Duckworth Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandersville.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.