Abbeville in Wilcox County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
On the 8th, after a day of hard rains and boggy roads, his party crossed the Ocmulgee River at Poor Robin Ferry and camped in Abbeville. Next morning, they took the direct (old) road toward Irwinton (26 miles SW) and camped a mile N of the town in the present Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park. At dawn on May 10th, his camp was surrounded by men of the 1st Wisconsin
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 156-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 59.55′ N, 83° 18.417′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Georgia, in Wilcox County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broad Street (U.S. 129) and Park Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Broad Street. The marker stands in front of the Wilcox County Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 North Broad Street, Abbeville GA 31001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Jefferson Davis (here, next to this marker); De Soto Trail (a few steps from this marker); Wilcox County (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Breakfast Branch (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ozias Church Bethlehem Church Stuckey's (approx. 15˝ miles away); Old Eastman School (approx. 15.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.