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.
Warthen Lane, Warthen, GA
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 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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