Washington, Georgia is an
elegant and graceful town boasting over 100 colonial, ante-bellum,
and Victorian homes. Located in East Central Georgia, Washington
is in the Classic South Region of Wilkes County. Nearby, the
Clarks Hill Lake is the largest reservoir in the eastern United
States. Numerous parks, beaches, picnic areas, and facilities for
fishing make this a great place to recreate.
Washington's rich history
can be witnessed through its architectural and cultural events,
particularly reflected by the listing on the National Register of
Historic Places. There are four National Register Districts, 14
properties individually listed, and two National Landmarks within
the city limits. Records at the Courthouse and the Mary Willis
Library provide extensive genealogical and historical archives.