Historic Markers Across Georgia

Washington Slept Here

Marker ID: GHM 124-10
Location: Ga 24 about 3 miles south of Buck Creek Church
County: Screven
Coordinates: N 32° 43.232    W 081° 29.602
  32.72053    -81.49336
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7XPR
Washington Slept Here Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


`Monday, May 16th, 1791` wrote President George Washington in his diary as he recorded the date of his lodging in the Inn of Stephen Calfrey Pearce, 200 yards [direction stricken from marker] of this marker. Being forewarned, the Pearces had made lavish preparation for the entertainment of their distinguished guest and his party. Mrs. Pearce was famous for her cooking and Mr. Pearce for his story telling. The President enjoyed both immensely and praised gratefully the hospitality of the Inn Keepers who would accept no payment from the President of the United States.

GHM 124-10 Georgia Historical Commission 1953