Washington, Ga. photographs

Washington, Ga. photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Washington, Ga. photographs
Dates: circa 1890-1940
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1591 to MS 1607)
Coll. Number: ms1593(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

"Located in east central Georgia, Wilkes County was created in 1777. The state's first county, it was originally far larger than its current 471 square miles. The area that became the original Wilkes County was called the New Purchase or Ceded Lands, referring to the land lying between the Broad and Savannah rivers, which today includes Elbert and Lincoln counties, as well as parts of Oglethorpe, Taliaferro, and Warren counties. Wilkes County is named for John Wilkes, a colorful member of British Parliament who opposed some of the British policies that eventually led to the American Revolution (1775-83)." -- "Wilkes County" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2418&sug=y (Accessed April 2, 2009)

"Lincolnton, the seat of Lincoln County, is located in northeast Georgia near the Savannah River, approximately thirty-five miles northwest of Augusta and sixty-five miles east of Athens. The only municipality in Lincoln County, Lincolnton is situated at the intersection of U.S. highway 378 and Georgia highways 43 and 47. The shoreline of Clarks Hill Lake is just a few miles from downtown. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the population was 1,595." -- "Lincolnton" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-3086&sug=y (Accessed April 2, 2009)

"Washington, the seat of Wilkes County, is located in the Piedmont region of east central Georgia. About fifty-five miles northwest of Augusta, and forty-three miles east of Athens, Washington has a land area of almost eight square miles. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the population was 4,295." -- "Washington" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2222&sug=y (Accessed April 2, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographs of people and places in the Wilkes County, Georgia area. Also included are views of tornado damage in Lincolnton, 1942.

Index Terms

Lincolnton (Ga.)--History--20th century--Sources.
Washington (Ga.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Washington (Ga.)--History--20th century--Sources.
Washington (Ga.)--Photographs.
Wilkes County (Ga.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Wilkes County (Ga.)--History--20th century--Sources.
Wilkes County (Ga.)--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Washington, Ga. photographs, MS 1593. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing