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WILKES COUNTY, GEORGIA

The GAGenWeb Project and The USGenWeb Project

&

The AHGP Project

 
 

 The Story of Washington-Wilkes

Compiles and Written by Workers of the Writers'

Program of the Work Projects

Administration

in the State of Georgia

( The Records are clickable)

Submitted by Christina Palmer

 

General Information

Transportation: Railroad Station on Railroad Street for Washington Branch line of Georgia Railroad.

     Bus Station at Green's Frug Store o south side of Public square for Southeastern Stages and Bass Bus Lines.

     Emergency landing field for airplances at the rear of the C.E. Irvin House on Lexington Avenue.

 

Traffic Regulations: Right and left turns permitted at all intesections except at the corner of Main and Sping Streets on the west side of the public square; right turns may be made on red lights. Stop and slow signs and parking limitations are plainly marked.

 

Accommodations: Two hotels; several boarding houses; and one tourist home. Moderate rates. No hotel for Negros but two private homes take roomers.

 

Shopping: Shops around the Public Square and on Robert Toomvs Avenue for a block eash side of the square.

 

Information Service: No bureau of information, but clerks in shops, especially those int he drug stores, and the city clerk in the City hall gladly give information and directions.

 

Recreation: Golf: Washington Golf Club, 4 miles east on US highway 78, 9 holes with sand greens; visitors may obtain permission to play from some member.

     Tennis: Courts at Boline Home on South Spring Street; no charge.

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     Swimming: Concrete pool at Boline home on South Spring Street; 10 cents for children, 15 cents for adults.

     Theaters: One motion picture theater on west side of Public Square.

 

Annual Events: Spring: Daffodil Garden Club Flower Show; April 26, Confederate memorial Day exercises.

     Fall: Washington High School Carnival.

 

 
 

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County Coordinator:

Georgia State Coordinator:
Ed Gordon

Assistant State Coordinator:
Vivian Price Saffold

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