Historic Markers Across Georgia



Home of Robert Toombs - Replaced



Marker ID: WPA 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
 



Text:

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.

GHM 157-30 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1959



 
Notes:

Replaced by GHM 157-30

 

157-A6