Warthen in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The hewn log jail, in which Aaron Burr was confined over night, stands a few yards west of this marker.
Bethlehem Academy, chartered in 1832 was one of four schools established by the State Legislature in Washington County. These educational institutions were maintained by a lottery authorized for this purpose.
Erected 1954 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission. (Marker Number 150-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 6.041′ N, 82° 48.292′ W. Marker is in Warthen, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is on Warthen Road (Georgia Route 15) 0 miles south of Warthen Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of First Washington County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); President Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.4 miles away); David A. Gordon (approx. 7.6 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 8 miles away); Washington County Courthouse (approx. 8.1 miles away); Governor Thomas W. Hardwick (approx. 8.1 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 8.1 miles away); Saunderís Store (approx. 8.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warthen.
Also see . . . Biography of Aaron Burr. (Submitted on November 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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