Historic Markers Across Alabama

Irwin Empire

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Located on Alabama Highway 10 at Shorterville, Alabama.
County: Henry
Coordinates: N 31° 34.874    W 085° 05.595
  31.58123333    -85.09325
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMH47Q


Site of the 1831 Irwin Homeplace where 50,000 acres of land was owned by Major General William Irwin (1794-1850). He was an Indian fighter, farmer, politician, statesman, and considered one of the nation's richest and most influential men. A portion of his land was awarded for services rendered during the Indian Wars. Irwinton (Eufaula) was his namesake. He was a major force in the disposition of the last Indian lands. He drowned in the Chattahoochee River and was buried near his homesite.
Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Henry County Historical Society, 1979.


Marker Dedication or Erection Date: May 20, 1979

End of Irwin Empire