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Wilkes County Courthouses-Washington, Ga.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 33° 44.280 W 082° 44.350
17S E 338890 N 3734464
Quick Description: Located in the middle of Washington, Georgia
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2009 1:48:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM6RFA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:
According to Jordan and Puster, Wilkes County's first courthouse was constructed in 1785 [see 1890 photo and postcard]. Remarkably, it served until the current building was completed in 1904. The new courthouse [see postcard] was built with arches over doors and windows, and an ornate clock tower. In 1958, the courthouse's roof and tower were destroyed by a fire. Subsequently, much of the damage was repaired -- though the courthouse no longer had its distinctive tower and roof [see 1986 photo]. In 1989, as part of an effort to restore the courthouse to its pre-1958 appearance, a new tower (although not as tall as the original) and roof were built. Also in 1989, a rear addition to the courthouse was constructed.

This courthouse was the place where the last cabinet meeting of the Confederacy was held. Jefferson Davis the President of the Confederacy dissolved the Confederate States Of America here.
Some photos from (visit link)
Year Built: 1904

Current Use of Building: Courts and government offices

Level of Courts: County

Architect: Frank P. Milburn

Dates this building was used to house judicial proceedings: 1904-present

Physical Address:
23 Court Street, Suite 222 County Courthouse Washington, GA 30673-0000 Phone: (706) 678-2511


Related Website: [Web Link]

Hours: Not listed

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