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Warthen in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

President Jefferson Davis

 
 
President Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
1. President Jefferson Davis Marker
Inscription. Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America and party camped near here in a wooded area, when trying to reach Mobile, in his flight from Federal Soldiers. The party, on horseback, stopped at Warthenís Store to purchase food supplies for man and beast and were directed to a secluded spot, on what was then known as Griffinís Pond.

From here President Davis and his party proceeded to a point in Irwin County where they were overtaken by Union soldiers and captured.
 
Erected 1954. (Marker Number 150-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 4.812′ N, 82° 48.209′ W. Marker is in Warthen, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is on Warthen Road (Georgia Route 15) ľ mile north of Bay Springs Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warthen GA 31094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warthen (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of First Washington County Jail (approx. 1.4 miles away); David A. Gordon (approx. 6.4 miles away); The March to the Sea
President Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
2. President Jefferson Davis Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 15 toward Griffin's Pond and Warthen
(approx. 6.5 miles away); Washington County Courthouse (approx. 6.7 miles away); Governor Thomas W. Hardwick (approx. 6.7 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 6.7 miles away); Saunderís Store (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warthen.
 
Also see . . .  Jefferson Davis. A biography of the Confederate President. (Submitted on November 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Civil
 
President Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
3. President Jefferson Davis Marker
Looking south on Georgia Highway 15, toward Sandersville
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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