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A Brief History:
 1773 and before: Early Settlers
 1777: One of 8 Original Georgia Counties
 1779: Revolutionary War Battle
 1780: Washington Incorporated
 1780: Temporary Georgia Capital
 1790: Home to 38% of Georgia's Population
 1795: Eli Whitney & Cotton
 1865: Lost Confederate Gold
 1865: Last Meeting of Confederacy
 Legacies: Counties, Governors, Gospel
 Today: History Preserved

Lost Gold
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A List of Firsts

1780: Temporary capital of Georgia Wonderful woodwork!

  Just north of Washington is the site of Fort Heard, built by a colony of immigrants from Westmoreland County, Virginia, headed by Stephen Heard. They arrived on December 31, 1773 and began building the fort on New Year's day to protect the settlement from Indian assaults.

When Heard was governor, Fort Heard became the temporary capital of Georgia in 1780 when the security of Augusta was threatened.

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