Historic Markers Across Georgia



Jeff Davis County



Marker ID: GHM  080-1
Location: Courthouse in Hazelhurst between 221 N & S about 1 mi S of 341
County: Jeff Davis
Coordinates: N 31° 51.764    W 082° 36.036
  31.86272821    -82.60059838
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8W33
Jeff Davis County  Marker
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Text:

This County created by Act of the Legislature Aug. 18, 1905, is named for Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. Born in Kentucky, Davis later moved to Mississippi. He was educated at Transylvania U. and West Point serving 7 years in the army partly under Gen. Zachary Taylor. Elected to Congress in ´45, he again fought under Taylor at Monterey. He was appointed to the Senate in ´47 & was Secretary of War under Pierce in ´52. Elected President of the Confederacy in Sept. ´61 he was captured by the Union Army at Irwinville, Ga. May 10, ´65. He died in New Orleans Dec. 6, 1889

GHM 080-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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