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

Site of First Washington County Jail

 
 
Site of First Washington County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
1. Site of First Washington County Jail Marker
Inscription.
Erected 1783, of logs

Aaron Burr incarcerated here 1807, en route to trial for treason

Placed by Governor Jared Irwin Chapter, D.A.R.

 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution, Governor Jared Irwin Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 33° 6.054′ N, 82° 48.317′ W. Marker is in Warthen, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is on Warthen Lane 0 miles from Warthen Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker and old jail are located .05 mile south of where a portion of Warthen Lane goes east to intersection Warthen Road (GA 15). Marker is in this post office area: Warthen GA 31094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warthen (within shouting distance of this marker); President Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.4 miles away); David A. Gordon (approx. 7.7 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 8 miles away); Washington County Courthouse (approx. 8.1 miles away); Governor Thomas W. Hardwick
Site of First Washington County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
2. Site of First Washington County Jail Marker
(approx. 8.2 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 8.2 miles away); Saunderís Store (approx. 8.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warthen.
 
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Site of First Washington County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
3. Site of First Washington County Jail Marker
The original jail still stands.
Site of First Washington County Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Leta Bird, January 23, 2010
4. Site of First Washington County Jail and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on , by Leta Bird of Stephens, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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