Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site

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Statue of Davis

Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site is a 13-acre (53,000 m2) state park located in Irwinville, Georgia that marks the site where Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union Army forces on May 9, 1865. The park features a granite monument with a bust of Davis that is located on the exact spot of his capture.[1] The Jefferson Davis Memorial Museum, built in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration, features Civil War weapons, uniforms, artifacts and exhibits about Davis and the Confederacy. The capture site is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Civil War Museum - film and artifacts
  • Thirteen picnic sites
  • Group shelter (seats 100)
  • Nature trail, 1/3 mile long
  • Monument
  • Gift shop
  • Playground

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Coordinates: 31°39′52″N 83°23′12″W / 31.66444°N 83.38667°W / 31.66444; -83.38667