In February, 1794 the Georgia Legislature formed and defined Washington County. It was the ninth county formed in Georgia and is said to be the first county in the nation named after George Washington. It included all the territory from what is today Athens, extending from the Ogeechee River to the Oconee River and south to Liberty County. Today, Washington County encompasses 674 square miles.
Washington County, once known as the “Kaolin Capital of the World” because of its abundance of kaolin, is located on what is known as the “Fall Line”. It is an important county because of its location and the quality of its people, many living in the county today being descendants of the early settlers. Washington County is centered between Atlanta and Savannah and between Macon and Augusta. Sandersville, once known as Saunders Cross Roads, is the county seat.
Not only rich in history, it can also proudly boast of many great athletes that have called Washington County home. From baseball to football to basketball, Washington County has proudly watched these young people grow and succeed in school, sports and in life.
We are Washington County, connecting history, industry and family. Washington County, a great place to grow a family, a great place to grow a business.
Mailing Address: 603 South Harris Street Sandersville, GA 31082
Physical Address: 603 South Harris Street Sandersville, GA 31082