Washington, Georgia is a vibrant small town with a big future. Our community appeals to those who want a better quality of life: Fiber optic high speed internet to every address. Low crime rate. Low tax rate. Lake Boline offers free fishing just minutes from downtown. Clarks Hill Reservoir is also nearby and offer boating, fishing, and camping. New 4-lane expressway to I-20. In Washington, we value our history as we build for our future!
Local business owners provide a variety of retail, professional services, and dining experiences that make Washington a great place to live. Public safety is enhanced thanks to first responders at Wilkes County Sheriff's Office, Wilkes County EMS, and City of Washington Fire Department. The city also operates tag-reading cameras along major streets/roads that help law enforcement identify vehicles associated with Amber Alerts or owned by someone with outstanding warrants.
Washington is ideally situated 90 miles from Atlanta, 50 miles from Augusta, 40 miles from Athens, and 15 miles to the nearest boat launch on Clarks Hill Lake. Superior broadband coverage make Washington an ideal town to start and grow a business in proximity to great outdoor life.
There is just something about small towns and family-oriented citizens that make Washington feel like home! Visitors experience Southern hospitality done right. Our residents are hard working individuals who love country and family. Come explore Washington!
The City of Washington, Georgia, will hold a combined General Election and Special Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Two elections will take place on November 7, 2023, and voters will use a single ballot to vote in both elections. In the General Election, voters will elect a Mayor as well as one City Council member to represent District 1 and two City Council members to represent District 2. In the Special Election, voters will elect one City Council member to represent District 1. The winner of the Special Election will fill the unexpired term of Larry Hill who resigned. Click to view the list of qualified candidates.
City of Washington, Georgia 2022 Water Quality Report is now available. Click here to download: 2022 Water Quality Report