Tour de Georgia | Washington, Wilkes

Wilkes County (est. 1777), in the northeast part of Georgia, is located between Athens & Augusta. "It’s funny how a town known for its history can feel so alive." That’s what Southern Living magazine said about Washington, Georgia, recently. And that’s one good reason why Washington—with all its historic homes and unique shops, inns and restaurants—is a small Georgia town full of people that you truly need to meet and experience when you visit. We love to have company over, in our homes, in our stores, in our inns and hotels. Washington has over 100 Antebellum Homes, and a trip to Wilkes County is not complete without a visit to Callaway Plantation, Washington Historical Museum, Robert Toombs State Historic House, Battle of Kettle Creek, and a stroll on the picturesque Town Square where you will find fabulous shops and incredible restaurants.

"We are excited and honored to be apart of the prestigious Tour de Georgia. As a 5th-generation Wilkes Countian, I know first hand of the rich history, beautiful historic homes, diverse agriculture, rural settings, and the relaxed environment that the Tour will enjoy while visiting here. The cyclists and fans will enjoy the beautiful country side to the graceful and quaint downtown area.The citizens of Wilkes County welcome the Tour." - Sam Moore, Chairman of County Commissioners

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