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Warrenton in Warren County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Warren County

 
 
Warren County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
1. Warren County Marker
Inscription.  
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 19, 1793, is named for Gen. Joseph Warren, Massachusetts Revolutionary hero killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. What is claimed to have been the first iron works and woolen mill in Georgia was established by Col. Richard Bird at Ogeechee Falls near Georgetown. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriffs Peter Hodo & David Neal, Ordinary Septimus Weatherby, Clerks of Superior Court Wyche Goodwin & Isaiah Tucker, Clerk of Inferior Court Turner Persons, Surveyor Ethelred Thomas and Coroner John Trant.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 149-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 19, 1793.
 
Location. 33° 24.413′ N, 82° 39.721′ W. Marker is in Warrenton, Georgia, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Business Route 278) and West Gibson Street, on the right when traveling
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east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Main Street, Warrenton GA 30828, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warren County Desert Shield / Desert Storm Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodman of the World Supreme Sacrifice Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren County Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette's Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren County Revolutionary War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Muster Roll of Company B, 48th Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Muster Roll of Company D, 5th Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren County Vietnam Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren County Korean War Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Warren County, Georgia. Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,834. The county seat is Warrenton. The county was created on December 19, 1793 and
Warren County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
2. Warren County Marker
is named after General Joseph Warren, who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill. (Submitted on November 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Joseph Warren. Dr. Joseph Warren (June 11, 1741 – June 17, 1775) was an American physician who played a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston in the early days of the American Revolution, eventually serving as president of the revolutionary Massachusetts Provincial Congress. (Submitted on November 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Warren County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
3. Warren County Marker
Looking at the intersection of Main Street (left) and West Gibson Street (right)
Warren County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
4. Warren County Marker
The marker stands in front of the Warren County Courthouse, built in 1909. It replaced the original courthouse, built in 1809 and destroyed by fire exactly 100 years later.
Warren County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 26, 2015
5. Warren County Marker
Dr. Joseph Warren (1741–1775) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott
6. Dr. Joseph Warren (1741–1775)
Revolutionary war hero and namesake of Warren County, Georgia and its county seat, Warrenton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5, 6. submitted on November 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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