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Old Inn Site

 
 
Old Inn Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
1. Old Inn Site Marker
Inscription. This building stands on the site of one of the most popular inns of the early stagecoach days. Under it are the ancient handhewn timbers, hand made brick and massive beams of the inn basement. In the basement is the rock vault with heavy iron door and tremendous lock where the gold shipments and mail pouches were kept in safety for the stagecoaches.

Washington people were proud of their stagecoaches. They did not give them up until 1870 -- 20 years after the coming of the railroad.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.222′ N, 82° 44.347′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of Robert Toombs Avenue (Georgia Route 47) and Court Square, on the right when traveling west on Robert Toombs Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is in the median of the Courthouse Square. Marker is in this post office area: Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington-Wilkes Firsts (a few steps from this marker); Black Patriots Monument
Old Inn Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
2. Old Inn Site Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Site of 1817 Wilkes County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Busy Bee Cafe (within shouting distance of this marker); T.C. Hogue Building (within shouting distance of this marker); William Dearing (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowe Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Stage Coach Inn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Additional keywords. Stagecoach
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USRoads & Vehicles
 
Old Inn Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
3. Old Inn Site Marker
The building in the background is the recently restored 1898 Fitzpatrick Hotel, the only remnant of several hotels which once stood downtown.
Old Inn Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
4. Old Inn Site Marker
The Site of the Old Inn image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
5. The Site of the Old Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on April 23, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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