Historic Markers Across Georgia

Home of Robert Toombs - Replaced

Marker ID: WPA US 78 D-12
Location: 216 E. Robert Toombs Ave, Washington, GA
County: Wilkes
Coordinates: N 33° 44.190    W 082° 44.033
  33.7365    -82.73388333
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Status: The marker has been removed.
Waymark: None


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 this 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.



Replaced by GHM 157-30