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City of Washington


Incorporated1804
Population4134
Address102 E. Liberty Street
Washington, Georgia 30673
Phone(706) 678-3277
Fax(706) 678-3752
Email
Websitehttp://www.cityofwashingtonga.gov/
CountyWilkes
Description

Washington, named in honor of President George Washington, was incorporated as a town in 1780. This county seat of Wilkes County has more antebellum homes than any other city of its size in the state.

Washington is the site of the Heard House, where Jefferson Davis formally dissolved the Confederacy on May 5, 1865. Also, the Robert Toombs House and the Washington Historical Museum are located in the city.