Irwinville in Irwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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
Mrs. Ralph H. Johnson
Chairman Memorial Committee
Mrs. T.W. Reed
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. In Jefferson Davis Memorial Park and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
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 (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). Touch for a list and map 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
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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 •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,285 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on August 21, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on November 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.