Warthen (HMG6L)

Location: Warthen, GA 31094 Washington County
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N 33° 6.041', W 82° 48.292'

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Washington County, which once embraced all the territory from the Cherokee corner North, from the Ogeechee to the Oconee and the Liberty on the South, was surveyed in 1784. Soon the small settlement known as Warthen's Store was designated as the area in which Court was to be held. The first Superior Court Session sat at the home of Mr. Benjamin Tennille. Court Sessions continued to be held in the vicinity until 1798 when a more central point was selected.

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.
HM NumberHMG6L
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number150-4
Year Placed1954
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 331577 N 3663897
Decimal Degrees33.10068333, -82.80486667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 6.041', W 82° 48.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 6' 2.46" N, 82° 48' 17.52" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7665-7689 Warthen Rd, Warthen GA 31094, US
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