Washington-Wilkes Firsts

Washington-Wilkes Firsts (HMJ3K)

Location: Washington, GA 30673 Wilkes County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 44.217', W 82° 44.35'

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1775 First stone marker indicating George III land grant Fort Washington Park
1777 First county named in Georgia's first constitution
1779 First African-American Revolutionary hero in the South. Austin Dabney - Battle of Kettle Creek
1780 First city incorporated in the name of George Washington
1786-87 First Methodist Church in Georgia
1790 First Presbyterian minister ordained in Georgia Rev. John Springer
1792 First Catholic Church built in Georgia Locust Grove Sharon
1797 First Grand Jury presentment in Georgia for abolition of slavery
1803 First woman in Georgia to edit and publish a newspaper Sarah Porter Hillhouse
1806 First woman legally hanged in Georgia - Polly Barclay
1810 First cotton mill in the south
1833 First gold stamp mill in the world
1887 First graduate of African American school of nursing Virginia Simmons
1888 First Free Public Library in Georgia - Mary Willis Library
1926 First woman elected to the International Academy of Letters and Science - Eliza Frances Andrews
HM NumberHMJ3K
Year Placed2003
Placed ByWashington-Wilkes Historical Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 4:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 338888 N 3734348
Decimal Degrees33.73695000, -82.73916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.217', W 82° 44.35'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 13.02" N, 82° 44' 21.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130-170 W Robert Toombs Ave, Washington GA 30673, US
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