Fb2 Wilkes County (Washington), Georgia, Newspaper Abstracts ePub
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Wilkes County is a county located in the east central portion of the . As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,593. The county seat is the city of Washington
Wilkes County is a county located in the east central portion of the . The county seat is the city of Washington. Referred to as "Washington-Wilkes", the county seat and county are commonly treated as a single entity by locals, including the area's historical society and the Chamber of Commerce. It is part of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).
state of Georgia is divided into 159 counties, more than any other state except for Texas, which has 254 counties. Under the Georgia State Constitution, all of its counties are granted home rule to deal with problems that are purely local in nature.
Wilkes County was the first county in Georgia formed under the Georgia Constitution of 1777 . It was named for British Parliamentarian and American Independence supporter John Wilkes. Just three years later, the county seat Washington, was incorporated and became the first chartered town named for George Washington. Washington-Wilkes has played a major role in not only Georgia's history but our nation's as well. The Revolutionary battle of Kettle Creek was fought in Wilkes County on February 14, 1779.
The county seat is Washington, Georgia. Many of the first settlers came from Virginia and North Carolina to take up the ceded lands (from the Indians) during the late 1700's. A through examination of census records from 1790 to (currently) 1940 is just the beginning of the hunt for ancestors. One needs contact family members, ask for family bibles, go to cemeteries, acquire county maps, etc. But the gut of genealogy is found in county records, from ca 1500 in Europe to the present in America. One must exhaust the county records everywhere that the ancestors resided. It is a tedious but informative and rewarding task.
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Several sites in Washington are on the Wilkes County Courthouse, the . Washington, Georgia Tourism web site: Washington, Georgia.
Several sites in Washington are on the Wilkes County Courthouse, the Robert Toombs State Historic Site, and the Mary Willis Library, known for its Victorian architecture and original Tiffany stained glass windows, and for being the first free public library in the state. First cotton mill in Georgia erected on Upton Creek in Wilkes County, 1811.
Not to be confused with Washington County, Georgia. City in Georgia, United States. Washington (originally called Heard's Fort) is a city in Wilkes County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,295 at the 2000 census. First stamp mill for gold in the world was invented and put into use near Washington by Jeremiah Griffin, 1831–32.
Washington-Wilkes County. Similar places nearby. Greene County Airpark. Thomson/McDuffie County. Elbert County-Patz Field.
Washington- Wilkes Historical Museum. The number of natural disasters in Wilkes County (9) is smaller than the US average (13). Washington, Georgia accommodation & food services, waste management - Economy and Business Data. Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6 Emergencies Declared: 3. Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).