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

Great Fire of 1837

 
 
Great Fire of 1837 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
1. Great Fire of 1837 Marker
Inscription.
The Great Fire of
1837
began in the Vickers
House at this site. The
fire destroyed much of
the downtown area
located on the south
and east sides of the
public square.

 
Location. 33° 44.2′ N, 82° 44.317′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on West Robert Toombs Ave (U.S. 72), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 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 W.T. Fluker Gun Smith (here, next to this marker); Lowe Building (a few steps from this marker); Stage Coach Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Vault of the Citizens National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The White House (within shouting distance of this marker); One of Washington's Oldest Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Medical Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean Marie Chotard LaPlace Home Site
Great Fire of 1837 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
2. Great Fire of 1837 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Duncan G. Cambell's First Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); William Dearing (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
Great Fire of 1837 Marker<br>Far Left of Brick Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2015
3. Great Fire of 1837 Marker
Far Left of Brick Building
 
 
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 180 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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