Washington, Georgia

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A community once known as the "Golden Buckle of the Cotton Belt," Washington, Georgia, was chartered during the Revolutionary War and was witness to both the birth of two-party politics in Georgia and the last days of the Confederacy. Washington grew up into a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city in the antebellum South, and is today one of the state's most historic places. In this engaging visual retrospective, readers will discover the Washington of days gone by in vintage photographs, many of which have never been published before. From the achievements of prolific leaders such as Robert Toombs and Garnett Andrews to the distinctive architecture of the city's earliest homes and buildings, this volume contains many treasured memories. Both longtime residents of Washington and visitors to the area will delight in this collection of images, culled from the Mary Willis Library, the Washington Historical Museum, and numerous private collections. Coupled with informative captions, the photographs serve as a reminder of the city's past as the community continues to look toward a promising future.
ISBN: 9780738505718
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Robert E. Willingham Jr. is a native of Washington and the author of several book on local, Confederate, and sports history. He has spent over 30 years researching the history of Washington, and is a former member of the City Council. He now serves on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Director.
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