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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
Historical Markers
A List of Firsts

1779: The decisive Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Creek

Kettle Creek Battle Monument   Eight miles west of Washington is the Kettle Creek battleground where the decisive victory of the Patriots over the Tories on February 14, 1779, broke the hold of the British and saved Georgia from total capitulation.

Elijah Clarke, Andrew Pickens, and John Dooly lead the American forces to a strategic victory over the British forces under Col. John Boyd.

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