Historic Markers Across Georgia



Irwin County



Marker ID: GHM 077-1A
Location: Courthouse in Ocilla
County: Irwin
Coordinates: N 31° 35.522    W 083° 15.044
  31.59203911    -83.25074005
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAG7B
Irwin County Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

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 opposition to the Yazoo fraud. Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, was captured by Union soldiers near Irwinville, where his party had camped for the night May 10, 1865. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff James Allen, Clerk of Superior Court William Stone, Tax Receiver William Hall, Tax Collector Redding Hunter and Coroner David Hunter.

GHM 077-1A GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954




Irwin County
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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