Warthen, Georgia: Georgia's Oldest Jail: VP Aaron Burr Imprisoned Here

A crude, one-room wood log building. Its most famous prisoner was Vice President Aaron Burr, who spent one night in it "en route to trial for treason," according to its marker.
Address:
Warthen Lane, Warthen, GA
Directions:
On the west side of Hwy 15/Warthen Rd just south of its intersection with Hwy 102/Mitchell Rd. You'll see the historical marker standing on the grass, but the tiny cabin is back in the trees.
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Oldest jail. Oldest Jail in Georgia - Aaron Burr imprisoned in front yard

Warthen is the home to the oldest Jail in Georgia. It is a crude one room wooden log building that was built for the purposes of detaining American Vice President Aaron Burr. It is in someone's front yard now, but it is still a tourist attraction, and people are always stopping to take pictures.

[Ashley Brown, 03/19/2004]

March 2011: Photo added.

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