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. Touch 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 Brown House (approx. 7.8 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 8 miles away); Washington County Courthouse (approx. 8.1 miles away); Pvt. Willie Lee Duckworth Sr. (approx. 8.1 miles away); Washington County World War II Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warthen.
Also see . . . Biography of Aaron Burr. (Submitted on November 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Education • Government • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.