Sandersville Classic South

Historic treasures and beautiful scenery make Sandersville a wonderful place to visit. Splendid examples of Victorian, Greek revival and Antebellum-influenced architecture are tangible reminders of Sandersville’s gracious lifestyle. Created in 1784 by the state Legislature, Washington County was Georgia’s ninth county and the first in the country to be named for War General and later President, George Washington. Sandersville celebrates its claim to be the 'Kaolin Capital of the World.'
  • Sandersville Courthouse

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  • Rosa M. Tarbutton Memorial Library

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Sandersville was established in 1796, and is the county seat of Washington County. The county is the 9th county formed in Georgia and is the first county in the nation to be named for George Washigton before his presidency. Our town has splendid examples of Victorian,Greek Revival , Antebellum, Plantation Plain and Craftsman influenced  architecture which are tangible reminders of our gracious lifestyle. The people are friendly, warm and welcoming. The town is growing culturally with the addition of an art museum, and the growing number of local artists, new businesses and venues. Sandersville and Washington County has an active Historical Society. The county is known as The Kaolin Capital of the World for its vast deposit of kaolinite, and we celebrate a Kaolin Festival every year. We are the home of the official Georgia Plate. We are the only county in Georgia where Sherman and Jefferson Davis both "visited." We are on the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trail.

Visitor Information Center

141 W. Haynes St.
Sandersville, GA 31082

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Phone: 478-552-2525

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