Near Tennille in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
In 1788 General Irwin served as a representative to the U.S Constitutional Convention. In 1789 and 1798, he attended conventions which revised the State Constitution, serving as President of the 1798 convention. He was Governor of Ga. 1796-1798 and 1806-1809. Among his first official actions was the signing of the act which rescinded the Yazoo Law.
General Irwin served several times as President of the State Senate and was a State Senator at the time of his death March 1, 1818. Irwin County, Irwinton, and Irwinville were named for the Governor. Near here is the site of his home and his burial place.
Erected 1988 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 150-20.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1837.
Location. 32° 53.344′ N, 82° 50.94′ W. Marker is near Tennille, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Deep Cut Road and Ohoopee Church Road, on the left when traveling north on Deep Cut Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tennille GA 31089, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Irwin’s Crossroad (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tennille Station (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sherman and Hardee at Tennille (approx. 3.9 miles away); Tennille (approx. 3.9 miles away); Colby Smith (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Defense of the Oconee Bridge (approx. 6.4 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 6.4 miles away); Old City Cemetery (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tennille.
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location.
Also see . . . The New Georgia Encyclopedia entry on Jared Irwin. (Submitted on September 14, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.