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The Jefferson Davis Memorial Museum ca 1998 image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud, July 1993
The Jefferson Davis Memorial Museum ca 1998
Georgia (Irwin County), Irwinville — 11 J-5 — Irwinville
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 . . . — Map (db m10566) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Irwinville — Jefferson Davis
(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 . . . — Map (db m10568) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Irwinville — 077-5 — Jefferson Davis
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (178 miles NE), where he performed his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Soon thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed enroute to the . . . — Map (db m10569) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Irwinville — 077- 6 — Jefferson Davis
Late on May 8, the night before his arrival at this site, Mr. Davis and his party had camped in Abbeville (26 miles NE), unaware that pursuit was close behind. Their pursuers, the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (US), Lt. Col. Henry Harnden, had learned in . . . — Map (db m40151) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Irwinville — 077-4 — Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park
On the night of May 9, 1865, Jefferson Davis, with his family and a small escort, enroute south to avoid a screen of Union cavalry attempting to intercept him, reached the site of the present Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park (1 mile north) and . . . — Map (db m40345) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Ocilla — 077-7 — Dorminy's Meeting House Young's Meeting House Brushy Creek
Dorminy`s Meeting House was constituted December 17, 1831, on a site 1 mile Northwest of Irwinville, near the home of John B. Dorminy, Sr. The Church was of the Primitive Baptist faith, and the elders constituting it were the Rev. J. Baker and the . . . — Map (db m39994) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Ocilla — 077-1A — Irwin County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature December 15, 1818 and December 21, 1819, is named for Gov. Jared Irwin who served from 1806 to 09. He helped revised the State Constitution in 1789 and 98 and was famed for his uncompromising . . . — Map (db m40578) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Ocilla — 077-3 — Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (178 miles NE of the Park), where he performed his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed enroute . . . — Map (db m40008) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Ocilla — 077-1 — Old Coffee Road
The highway leading north and south at this point is the Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this section. Beginning at Swain's Ferry on the Ocmulgee River, it ran this way to the Florida Line via today's Lax, Nashville, Cecil, . . . — Map (db m19175) HM

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