Historic Markers Across Georgia

Home of Robert Toombs

Marker ID: GHM 157-30
Location: 216 E Robert Toombs Avenue in Washington, GA
County: Wilkes
Coordinates: N 33° 44.185    W 082° 44.044
  33.73642    -82.73407
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3MME
Home of Robert Toombs  Marker
Photo by David Seibert


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 divorced niece, Mrs. Frank Colley.

This marker replaces one erected by the Children of the Confederacy of Georgia in June 1941.


Home of Robert Toombs
Home of Robert Toombs
Photo by David Seibert