Historic Markers Across Georgia



President Jefferson Davis



Marker ID: GHM 150-6
Location: Ga 15, 1.5 miles south of Warthen
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 33° 4.812    W 082° 48.209
  33.0802    -82.80348
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6D4B
President Jefferson Davis Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America and party camped near here in a wooded area, when trying to reach Mobile, in his flight from Federal Soldiers. The party, on horseback, stopped at Warthen´s Store to purchase food supplies for man and beast and were directed to a secluded spot, on what was then known as Griffin´s Pond.
From here President Davis and his party proceeded to a point in Irwin County where they were overtaken by Union soldiers and captured.

GHM 150-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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