Jefferson Davis was made a prisoner of war at the close of the War Between the States. Richmond having fallen, the President of the Confederate States was seeking to reach remaining forces beyond the Mississippi. With his family and staff he made . . . — — Map (db m208582) HM
President of the Confederate States of America 1861-1865 Reverse: On this spot May 10, 1865 President Jefferson Davis was made a prisoner of war by Federal troops Erected by the State of Georgia Eugene Talmadge, . . . — — Map (db m10568) HM
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (178 miles NE), where he performed his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Soon thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed enroute to the . . . — — Map (db m10569) HM
Late on May 8th, the night before his arrival at this site, Mr. Davis and his party had camped in Abbeville (26 miles NE), unaware that pursuit was close behind. Their pursuers, the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (US), Lt. Col. Henry Harnden, had learned . . . — — Map (db m40151) HM
On the night of May 9, 1865, Jefferson Davis, with his family and a small escort, enroute south to avoid a screen of Union cavalry attempting to intercept him, reached the site of the present Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park (1 mile north) and . . . — — Map (db m40345) HM
“Tell it as you may,
it never can be told!
Sing it as you will,
it never can be sung.
The story of the glory
of the men who wore the gray.
“Silently this stone
proclaims the deathless
fame of those . . . — — Map (db m105573) WM
Dorminy's Meeting House was constituted December 17, 1831, on a site 1 mile Northwest of Irwinville, near the home of John B. Dorminy, Sr. The Church was of the
Primitive Baptist faith, and the elders constituting it were the Rev. J. Baker and . . . — — Map (db m39994) HM
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature December 15, 1818 and December 21, 1819, is named for Gov. Jared Irwin who served from 1806 to ‘09. He helped revised the State Constitution in 1789 and ‘98 and was famed for his uncompromising . . . — — Map (db m40578) HM
Dedicated to the men and women who served our country in the Armed Forces.
God bless all those who died and especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so we might live openly.
World War II Honor Roll
World War I, Korean War, . . . — — Map (db m105578) WM
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (178 miles NE of the Park), where he performed his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed enroute . . . — — Map (db m164830) HM
The highway leading north and south at this point is the Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this section. Beginning at Swain's Ferry on the Ocmulgee River, it ran this way to the Florida Line via today's Lax, Nashville, Cecil, . . . — — Map (db m19175) HM