Historic Sandersville Walking Tour

Sandersville Historic Walking Tour

Enjoy exploring Sandersville’s rich history by strolling through the city’s downtown. Including sites ranging in age from the mid-nineteenth century to the modern day, learn about the economic and societal development of Sandersville from its founding to the modern day. Examine this city’s history in the context of regional, national, and global developments by visiting historic houses, businesses, civic organizations, and government institutions.

 

This self-guided tour begins and ends at the Brown House Museum.

Featured Locations

Brown House Museum

Now a museum operated by the Washington County Historical Society, the Brown House was the location of Sherman’s headquarters during his march through the area.

Mark Newman House

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Louise Irwin

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Brantley-West House

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Old Jail Museum and Genealogy Research Center

Once the sheriff’s home and the Sandersville jail, this building is the location of the old jail museum and the genealogy research center, operated by the Washington County Historical Society

Springfield Baptist Church

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Transylvania Club

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Carriage House

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Newman-May-Brooker House

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Holt-Slade House

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Cohen-Tarbutton House

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Holt Bank

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Masonic Lodge

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Sandersville United Methodist Church

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Warthen Bank

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Cohen Bank

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Federal Building

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Newman-Bell House

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Holt-Sullivan House

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Paris-Veal House

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Courthouse Square

Courthouse Square is the economic, political, and social center of Washington County. 

Old City Cemetery

The Old City Cemetery serves as the final  resting place of many prominent Washington County veterans, ministers, politicians, and businesspeople and showcases beautiful nineteenth century funerial art. 

Roughton-Wilson Building

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Pringle Building

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Gordy's Barber Shop

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