Irwin County

Irwin County (HMR5X)

Location: Ocilla, GA 31774 Irwin County
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N 31° 35.522', W 83° 15.044'

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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.
HM NumberHMR5X
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number077-1A
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 1:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 286445 N 3497415
Decimal Degrees31.59203333, -83.25073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 35.522', W 83° 15.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 35' 31.32" N, 83° 15' 2.64" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 S Irwin Ave, Ocilla GA 31774, US
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