Washington County Historical Society

A county proud of her historical significance, inherent culture and gracious character.

Welcome to Washington County where the Coastal Plain meets the Piedmont, where yesterday has not been forgotten, and the richness of proud southern heritage prevails. The county, formed for the purpose of issuing bounty land grants to Revolutionary War Soldiers in 1784, was named in honor of General George Washington, and was the ninth county in the state of Georgia. Visitors will and sixth and seventh generations of these soldiers still living in Washington County and will be greeted with the same warm gracious southern way of life that has passed proudly from generation to generation.

The towns comprising the county have their own stories to tell. From Antebellum, Victorian Era, Federal, Greek Revival, and post-Civil War homes and structures, visitors will connect with the past, experience the present, and see unfolding plans for the future which will continue to perpetuate our ancestors’ legacy and guard the county’s rich heritage which has prevailed for over two hundred years.

While visiting, you will be immersed in the past and will experience how events have formed our historical county, how determination has fortified her citizens through years of destruction and reconstruction, and above all feel the indomitable spirit of those who came before which still casts influence today. Come and be our guest as you visit our historical county, and receive southern hospitality at its very best.