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Wilkes County was established by Georgia's first state constitution -- the Constitution of 1777, which became effective Feb. 5, 1777. The county seat is the city of Washington.

  

 

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Welcome to the Wilkes County GAGenWeb

This site is a part of The GAGenWeb project and The USGenWeb project devoted solely to the genealogy and history of Wilkes County.  All of the information on this site is provided free of charge to the researcher.  Volunteers are always needed and welcome.  Without you, the site will not grow as it should.  If you would consider volunteering by transcribing records or submitting material or photographs, please click on "Volunteers" to see how you can help.  If you would like additional information on the background of this site, please click on "About this Site".

 

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     If you have family history, stories, photos, books, marriages, births & death records. Newspaper clippings such as obits, birth, wedding, military, wills or other data about Wilkes County. Send the files to me and I will upload it. Your help is greatly appreciated!

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HISTORY

 

Wilkes County's first courthouse served until the current building was completed in 1904. The new courthouse was built with arches over doors and windows, and an ornate clock tower. In 1958, the courthouse's roof and tower were destroyed by a fire. Subsequently, much of the damage was repaired -- though the courthouse no longer had its distinctive tower and roof. In 1989, as part of an effort to restore the courthouse to its pre-1958 appearance, a new tower (although not as tall as the original) and roof were built. Also in 1989, a rear addition to the courthouse was constructed.

 

 

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Last Updated:  Saturday, September 18, 2010

 

Contact your Wilkes County Coordinators

 

Christina Palmer - Coordinator

 

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Vivian Price Saffold

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