Wilkes County Courthouse, 1904, Washington

Designed by Frank P. Milburn, with Richardsonian Romanesque influence, Washington’s historic courthouse is one of the most unique in the state. Washington has been the county seat of Wilkes County since 1784, and was the first city in the United States named for the future first president. It’s amazing in such an early county that this would only be the second courthouse to be constructed, but the first, built in 1785, was in use until the present one was completed.

 National Register of Historic Places

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