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Irwin County-GHM 077-1A-Irwin Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 31° 35.522 W 083° 15.044
17R E 286445 N 3497415
Quick Description: Courthouse in Ocilla
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/11/2011 4:43:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMAG7B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 3

Long Description:
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
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 077-1A

Date: 1954

Sponsor: GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

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