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Washington County, Georgia
November 1, 1783 Creek Indians agree to a land cession of lands in northeast Georgia, claimed by both the Creek and Cherokee Indians
  Creek Indians
  Johnson County, Georgia
  Washington County, Georgia
February 25, 1784 Washington County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Washington County, Georgia
  George Washington
May 29, 1784 A general brawl erupts at the headright distribution for Franklin and Washington County.
  Washington County, Georgia
  Franklin County, Georgia
  Georgia headright grants
July 15, 1784 Because of the huge amount of fraud Georgia's Executive Council suspends the granting of land in Franklin and Washington Counties
  Washington County, Georgia
  Franklin County, Georgia
  Georgia headright grants
November 25, 1864 Confederate Cavalry under "Fighting Joe" Wheeler attack a Union Cavalry detachment in Sandersville (Washington County).
  Washington County, Georgia
  March to the Sea
November 26, 1864 Warehouses and Tennille railroad depot (Washington County) burned.
  Washington County, Georgia
  March to the Sea
November 26, 1864 Washington County Courthouse burned by Union soldiers.
  Washington County, Georgia
  March to the Sea
February 19, 1884 The Southeast United States is struck by a series of more than 50 tornadoes, including 37 rated F2 or greater.
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Washington County, Georgia


Name derivation: Named in honor of George Washington, commander in chief of the American Revolutionary forces. He would later be elected the first President of the United States.
Acquisition: Creek land cessions of 1783
Taken from: Original county
Counties created from: Greene County, Georgia, Hancock County, Georgia, Jefferson County, Georgia, Johnson County, Georgia, Montgomery County, Georgia
Cities: Sandersville (county seat), Davisboro, Riddleville, Harrison, Tennille

Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Washington County, Georgia
Washington County, Georgia, links
Map of Washington County, Georgia




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