Home of Robert Toombs

Home of Robert Toombs (HMGYZ)

Location: Washington, GA 30673 Wilkes County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 44.185', W 82° 44.044'

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This was the home of Robert Toombs — planter, lawyer, and distinguished Southern statesman. Born July 2, 1810, Robert Toombs was educated at Franklin College, Georgia, at Union College, New York, and at the University of Virginia. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, 1837-1840, 1842-1845; of the United States House of Representatives 1845-1853; of the United States Senate from 1853 until his resignation in 1861. He served as Secretary of State, C.S.A., resigning to become a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1877.

Robert Toombs died in his house on December 15, 1885, an "Unreconstructed Rebel." After his death this became the home of his devoted niece, Mrs. Frank Colley.

This marker replaces one erected by the Children of the Confederacy of Georgia in June 1941.
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HM NumberHMGYZ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the National Historic Landmarks series.
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Marker Number157-30
Year Placed1959
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 8:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 339360 N 3734281
Decimal Degrees33.73641667, -82.73406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.185', W 82° 44.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 11.10" N, 82° 44' 2.64" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220 E Robert Toombs Ave, Washington GA 30673, US
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