Washington County Genealogy Research Center
Sandersville, GA 31082
This center for county genealogical research is located in the former sheriff's living quarters in one of the oldest jails in Georgia. Researchers will find a large collection of family history files and books on specific families and allied families. Information on Civil War and Revolutionary War Veterans is available.
The resource library is filled with books from other states as well as on Georgia and counties in Georgia. Microfilms of old newspapers, family Bibles and other historical information is available. A collection of county and city cemetery records can be found as well as obituaries.
Some African-American research information is available, as well as resource information on slaves and slave owners.
Visitors will also view local historical items and furniture. Hear about Essie, the ghost, when you visit.
Volunteers are available to assist researchers.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Friday: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Admission & Fees
Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site
Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
Suitable for Ages
Adults (18+), Adults (21+), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18), Tweens (9-12)
Occupation of Sanderville 2015 -Genealogy Research Center Open House
10/24/2015 - 10/24/2015
The Genealogy Research Center will hold an open house the afternoon of the reenactment of the Occupation of Sanderville. In the Old Jail Museum, the Center is the repository for a number of Civil War items. See a desk made before the Civil War by a local slave. On display is a drum used in the Civil War by a young boy from Washington County. The drum has recently returned home and has been donated to the Center. Young Thomas H. Sparks was too young to fight, but he left for war and b...read more