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

Washington County Courthouse

 
 
Washington County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
1. Washington County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Washington, Georgia’s ninth county and first in the nation to be named for George Washington, was created in 1784 for granting land to soldiers for Revolutionary War services.

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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 59.014′ N,
Washington County Courthouse Marker and the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
2. Washington County Courthouse Marker and the Courthouse
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. Touch for map. The marker is at the northeast corner of the courthouse square in Sandersville. Marker is in this post office area: Sandersville GA 31082, United States of America.
 
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 Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington 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); a different marker also named Washington County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandersville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USPolitical SubdivisionsRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
Washington County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
3. Washington County Courthouse
Built in 1899
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 46 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.
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