Southern hospitality is still a way of life in Washington-Wilkes. You'll often see people greeting each other downtown or friends having a chat on a shaded front porch. You will also find a progressive government, modern businesses, cultural and religious opportunities, excellent schools, quality health care, and an abundance of recreational activities.
In wartime and peace, Washington-Wilkes has enjoyed a long and colorful history. Wilkes County, founded in 1777, was named for John Wilkes, an Englishman who supported the colonists' cause in the British House of Commons. The area played its part in revolutionary history at the Battle of Kettle Creek, where Patriot forces were able to push back Loyalists and break the British hold on upper Georgia. After the war, Washington, the county seat, was reportedly the first incorporated town in the nation to be named for General Washington, who later became our first president.
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2015 Christmas Tour of Homes Brochure and Ticket Purchase Form
Featuring some of Washington's grandest historic homes in their holiday finest, the Christmas Tour provides a rare glimpse inside expertly preserved private homes showcasing some of the finest architectural detail of the Old South.
Kettle Creek Battlefield Trail Map
In 1779, the Patriot victory at Kettle Creek forever broke the stranglehold the British had over Georgia. Today, visitors can experience the largely untouched terrain for themselves with two beginner level trails -- the War Hill Loop Trail and the Summit Trail. The native flora and historical signif
Dec 12, 2015 - Dec 12, 2015216 East Robert Toombs AvenueView on Map
706-678-2226This Victorian favorite will capture your heart as Dickens' characters present scenes from Ebenezer Scrooge's life in each of the rooms. The Ghosts of Christmas Past... Find Out More
Dec 11, 2015 - Dec 12, 201522B West SquareView on Map
706-678-5001Spend a Classic Christmas weekend in Historic Washington-Wilkes! On Friday evening, eat, drink, and be merry at the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation's annual Holiday... Find Out More
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