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

Jefferson Davis

 
 
Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1993
1. Jefferson Davis Marker
The monument, sculpted by Laurence Tompkins
Inscription. (front):
Jefferson Davis

President
of the
Confederate States
of America
1861-1865


(reverse):
On this spot
May 10, 1865
President Jefferson Davis
was made a
prisoner of war
by Federal troops

Erected by the
State of Georgia
Eugene Talmadge, governor
in the year 1935

Sponsored by Mary V. Henderson
Chapter and the Georgia Division
of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy

Mrs. Ralph H. Johnson
Chairman Memorial Committee

Mrs. T.W. Reed
President Georgia
Division

Mrs. L.W. Greene State Chm.
Marking Historic Ga.

 
Erected 1935 by State of Georgia.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 31° 39.829′ N, 83° 23.216′ W. Marker is in Irwinville, Georgia, in Irwin County. Marker is on Jeff Davis Park Road. Click for map. In Jefferson Davis Memorial Park and Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 338 Jeff Davis Park Road, 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. A different marker also named Jefferson Davis
Back side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1993
2. Back side of Monument
(here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis (a few steps from this marker); Irwinville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Baptist Church Bell (approx. 7.9 miles away); Gen. Bush's Home (approx. 8.3 miles away); Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 - 1902 (approx. 8.6 miles away); Fitzgerald (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Irwinville.
 
Regarding Jefferson Davis. National Register of Historic Places:
Davis, Jefferson, Capture Site (added 1980 - - #80001094)
♦ Historic Significance: Event
♦ Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Military
♦ Period of Significance: 1850-1874
♦ Owner: Local
♦ Historic Function: Defense
♦ Historic Sub-function: Battle Site
♦ Current Function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture
♦ Current Sub-function: Museum, Park

 
Related markers.
Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 20, 2013
3. Jefferson Davis Marker
This marker is at the base of the main marker
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 . . .
1. The Civil War in Georgia, An Illustrated Travelers Guide. Jefferson Davis (Submitted on February 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. 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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,095 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.   3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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