Irwinville in Irwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park
The 1st Wisconsin had camped well north to avoid discovery and the subsequent chance of Mr. Davis’ escape under cover of darkness. In the night, members of the 4th Michigan learned the location of Mr. Davis’ camp by posing as members of his escort. Just before dawn, both regiments closed in -- each unaware of the presence of the other -- and, after an unfortunate collision in which two Michigan soldiers were killed, seized Mr. Davis and his party.
Sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Annual Pilgrimage on June 3rd, the anniversary of Mr. Davis’ birth, attracts hundreds of visitors to the Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park
Museum. Open 9 to 6. Picnic grounds.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 077-4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists.
Location. 31° 38.897′ N, 83° 22.963′ W. Marker is in Irwinville, Georgia, in Irwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Irwinville Highway (Georgia Route 32) and Jeff Davis Park Road, on the right when traveling west on Irwinville Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Irwinville GA 31760, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.1 miles away); Irwinville (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park (approx. 8.1 miles away); First Baptist Church Bell (approx. 8.2 miles away); Gen. Bush's Home (approx. 8.7 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irwinville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.