WASHINGTON-WILKES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The mission of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is
to advance local business and promote the economic well-being of the community
through tourism, events, education, and collaboration with elected leadership.
Every Day is Beautiful in Green Valley
With a wide variety of events and opportunities, Green Valley has something to offer everyone. Celebrate the fun of the Minnesota State Fair with us each summer. Enjoy a scenic stroll through our many parks or play a round of golf at one of our three courses. Have your picture taken with the World’s Largest Owl and marvel at all the beautiful outdoor murals throughout the town.
Our community offers a thriving economy, superb schools, traditional values, faith and fellowship, helpful services, and many entertainment options. Green Valley is truly the ideal place for new ventures and new growth because every day is abeautiful day.
The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is proud to spotlight Chamber Members M&M Lawn Maintenance and Angela Davis Real Estate - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Executive Partners.
M&M owner, Blake Davis, was born and raised in Wilkes County. An active participant in sports, he played baseball all four years at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High school. Today he continues that tradition as a coach for his girls’ softball league. Angela Davis came to Washington to live with her older sister at the age of 12. When the sister moved to Florida, Angela decided to stay and was on her own at 16! They met while still in school and married when she was only 17. They have three children, two girls, Madelyn 12. Marlee “almost” 10 and a boy Metz 2.
Blake started his landscaping business as a part-time venture providing lawn care for a few neighbors in 2016. Even though he worked as an electrician putting in 60 hours or more a week, he found time to build a solid business and in 2019 made this his full-time career. He currently has contracts with McDuffie and Lincoln county schools as well as many residential customers. Blake also is certified in Property Preservation. This includes maintaining bank-owned properties as well as doing interior maintenance and emergency repairs. He loves the satisfaction of a job well done and appreciates the praise of his customers.
Angela worked for many years at Hopkins Funeral Home as an office manager and Funeral Director. She loved the work and especially the comfort she could provide to grieving families. When she and Blake bought their first house, she was fascinated with the process and eventually that prompted her to make a career change. She worked for Coldwell Banker in Thompson for a time but didn’t feel really fulfilled. She was encouraged by another local agent to concentrate on Washington and the Better Homes and Gardens franchise was born. She really appreciates the additional support and amenities the franchisor offers. Her greatest pleasure is sitting at the table when a deal closes knowing that it represents a major life change for her clients.
Blake and Angela are both committed to doing everything they can to pay back the people of Wilkes County for the support they’ve received over the years. Becoming members of the Chamber of Commerce is an important step to them and they are looking forward to being active participants in the community.
Washington Georgia is your next destination!
One of the “The Prettiest Small Towns in Georgia” according to Southern Living magazine. One visit is not enough to discover our rich history, architectural styles, outdoor activities, and so much more.
Wilkes County, the first county in Georgia formed under the Georgia Constitution of 1777, was named for British Parliamentarian and American Independence supporter John Wilkes. Washington, incorporated in 1780, was named for General George Washington, even though he never visited the town.
We also played a valuable role in our nation's history on February 14, 1779, when the Revolutionary battle of Kettle Creek was fought here in Wilkes County. Today, you can breathe in the fresh air while hiking the marked trails at this sacred, historic Kettle Creek Battlefield.
While no American Civil War battles were fought in Washington, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, met with his Cabinet for the last time at the Georgia Branch Bank Buiding, then know as the Heard House. This same location was also the last place the infamous Confederate gold was tracked...but never found.
Outdoor activities include hiking, camping, kayaking on the Little River Water Trail, hunting, or biking down scenic tree-lined streets surrounded by history, just to name a few.
In and around our historic downtown, you’ll find museums, boutique shops, and delicious dining choices. Should you want to stay longer, consider The Fitzpatrick Hotel, constructed in 1898, beautifully restored, and sits regally on the Courthouse Square.
Washington-Wilkes is perfect for a day trip, a weekend vacation, or an extended getaway. We are easily found 45 miles East of Athens and 45 miles West of Augusta.
We look forward to seeing you soon!