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Irwinville in Irwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Irwinville

 
 
Here at SR 135 / 32 Location ...has moved to Jefferson Davis Memorial Park and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1993
1. Here at SR 135 / 32 Location ...has moved to Jefferson Davis Memorial Park and Museum
Inscription. Jefferson Davis was made a prisoner of war at the close of the War Between the States. Richmond having fallen, the President of the Confederate States was seeking to reach remaining forces beyond the Mississippi. With his family and staff he made his last camp in a Georgia pine grove, May 9, 1865. At dawn May 10, the camp was surrounded by two detachments of Federal Cavalry. The camp in the grove is now Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park.
 
Erected by State of Georgia. (Marker Number 11 J-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 39.873′ N, 83° 23.156′ W. Marker is in Irwinville, Georgia, in Irwin County. Marker is on Jeff Davis Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Irwinville GA 31760, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson Davis (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis (about 400 feet away); Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park
The Jefferson Davis Memorial Museum ca 1998 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1993
2. The Jefferson Davis Memorial Museum ca 1998
(approx. 1.1 miles away); First Baptist Church Bell (approx. 7.9 miles away); Gen. Bush's Home (approx. 8.2 miles away); Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 - 1902 (approx. 8.5 miles away); Fitzgerald (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Irwinville.
 
More about this marker. Was moved from SR 135 / 32 to Jefferson Davis Memorial Park Ga 32 in Irwinville
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Ga State Parks & Historic Sites. Davis was taken prisoner and held in Virginia for two years until released (Submitted on February 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Text added?
Appears the following text may have been added, or blackened out, at the beginning of the marker:
Eleven miles northwest, near Irwinville,
    — Submitted November 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,189 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 14, 2016.
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