Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Home of Robert Toombs
Robert Toombs died in this house on December 15, 1885, an “Unreconstructed Rebel.” After his death this became the home of his devoted niece, Mrs. Frank Colley.
This marker replaces one erected by the Children of the Confederacy of Georgia in June 1941.
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-30.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1941.
Location. 33° 44.185′ N, 82° 44.044′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of East Robert Toombs Avenue (Business U.S. 78) and Poplar Drive (Georgia Route 17), on the right when traveling east on East Robert Toombs Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 East Robert Toombs Avenue, 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. Tarver-Maynard House (a few steps from this marker); Dyson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen Anne Style (within shouting distance of this marker); The Episcopal Church of the Mediator (within shouting distance of this marker); Toombs-Anderson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sims-Beggs House (about 300 feet away); Wisteria Hall (about 300 feet away); K.A. Wilheit House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,318 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on April 24, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on June 10, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. 4. submitted on December 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 5. submitted on December 17, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 6. submitted on June 10, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. 7, 8. submitted on April 24, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 9. submitted on October 1, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.