Classic South / Sandersville

Washington County Genealogy Research Center

129 Jones Street
Sandersville, GA 31082

  • Genealogy Research Library

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

    Admission 0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site

    General Information

    Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+), Adults (21+), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18), Tweens (9-12)


  • Occupation of Sanderville 2015 -Genealogy Research Center Open House

    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