Historic Markers Across Georgia

1911 Wilkes County Jail

Marker ID:  
Location: on Jefferson St north of East Court St, Washington, GA
County: Wilkes
Coordinates: N 33° 44.283    W 082° 44.317
  33.73805    -82.73861666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
1911 Wilkes County Jail Marker
Photo by David Seibert


On December 5, 1911, the first person was hanged on the third floor gallows.
The hanging occured before the jail was dedicated in January 1912.

Wilkes County.

1911 Wilkes County Jail
Photo by David Seibert