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 Among his first official actions was the signing of the act which rescinded the Yazoo Law.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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society marker series.
Location. 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.)
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 7 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.