Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
built by Sarah Hillhouse
Home of Gen. Robert Toombs'
brother, Gabriel Toombs,
Erected by W-WHF (Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation).
Location. 33° 44.198′ N, 82° 44.097′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on East Robert Toombs Avenue (Business U.S. 78) 0.8 miles east of Georgia Route 44, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the north side of East Robert Toombs Avenue, between North Alexander Street and Poplar Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 East Robert Toombs Avenue, Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Episcopal Church of the Mediator (a few steps from this marker); Home of Sarah Hillhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Dyson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver S. Dyson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Robert Toombs Tarver-Maynard House (about 300 feet away); Queen Anne Style (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
More about this marker. The marker stands in front of the house on the lawn, at the end of its red brick front walk.
Regarding Toombs-Anderson House. The house's history is linked in many ways to that of its next door neighbor, the 1814 home of Georgia's first female newspaper editor and publisher, Sarah Porter Hillhouse, for whom both structures were built.
After making his home here for 30 years, Gabriel Toombs vacated the Toombs-Anderson House in 1869, only to move next door into the Hillhouse Home. His esteemed brother conveniently lived just down the street.
The Toombs-Anderson House is a contributing structure of the East Robert Toombs Historic District, one of five such districts in Washington, GA listed with the National Register of Historic Places.
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Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
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