Irwin's Empire, Shorterville, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OHail
N 31° 34.874 W 085° 05.595
16R E 680931 N 3495597
Quick Description: A brief history of Major General William Irwin and the area
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2013 7:24:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMH47Q
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 9

Long Description:
Marker text:

Site of the 1831 Irwin homeplace where over 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.
Marker Name: “IRWIN EMPIRE”

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Erected by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Henry County Historical Commission

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1979

Marker Number: Not Listed

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