Classic South / Warrenton

Bushnell Monument at City Cemetery

440 N. Norwood St.
Warrenton, GA 30828

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  • Depicting the exterior of the Turtle

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  • Scene from the Dedication Ceremony June 28, 2014

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  • Scene from Dedication Ceremony June 28, 2014

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  • Depicting the Turtle Submarine

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The monument, located in the center of City Cemetery in Warrenton, Ga., is dedicated by the Atlanta Chapter SAR in memory of Captain Bushnell who settled in Georgia following the Revolutionary War where he served the community of Warrenton for 14 years under the name Dr. David Bush. During the War, patriot Bushnell became famous for inventing the first warfare submarine, The Turtle, a one-man "underwater machine." His invention included a creation of the propeller, use of the first underwater explosives and use of water as ballast in a ship.

The monument itself provides interior and exterior views of The Turtle and a biography of Bushnell who collaborated with such founding fathers as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Abraham Baldwin. It was beautifully designed and crafted by Ron Clamp of Pelion, South Carolina.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages