Georgia's Oldest Log Jail

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Georgia's Oldest Log Jail

Georgia's Oldest Log Jail

Town District
SR 15 North
Warthen, GA 31094



Georgia's Oldest Log Jail was built in 1787.  A small hand-hewn log one-room structure that measures about 12 feet square stands on the original site of its construction. When Washington County was formed in 1784, it was decided  the site of the county court ground and jail would be in Warthen. The jail was used to house the notorious Col. Aaron Burr in 1804 while on his way under military guard, from New Orleans to Richmond, Virginia, to stand trial for treason. On the Register of Historic Places.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Monday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    admission 0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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