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Benson Block

 
 
Benson Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
1. Benson Block Marker
Inscription.
1895
This area known as the
Benson Block
named for the wealthy Irishman
James A. Benson
a cotton broker.
Was erected after the Great
Fire of 1895

 
Location. 33° 44.217′ N, 82° 44.4′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on West Robert Toombs Ave (U.S. 72), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 West Robert Toombs Avenue, Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Confederate Commissary & Quartermaster's Stores (within shouting distance of this marker); Busy Bee Cafe (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleveland's Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); T.C. Hogue Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington-Wilkes Firsts (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Patriots Monument
Benson Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
2. Benson Block Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lindsey Chevrolet Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); First Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Benson Block image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
3. Benson Block
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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