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Irwin County Historical Markers

Irwin County


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Irwin County
  • Location: Irwin County Courthouse, Ocilla

IRWIN COUNTY

This County, created by Acts of the Legis-

lature 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.

077-1A GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954