Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site

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Davis, Jefferson, Capture Site
JEFFERSON DAVIS CAPTURE SITE.jpg
Statue of Davis at the capture site
Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site is located in USA
Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
Nearest city Irwinville, Georgia
Coordinates 31°39′52″N 83°23′12″W / 31.66455°N 83.38668°W / 31.66455; -83.38668Coordinates: 31°39′52″N 83°23′12″W / 31.66455°N 83.38668°W / 31.66455; -83.38668
Area 12.7 acres (5.1 ha)
Built 1865 (1865)
NRHP Reference # 80001094[1]
Added to NRHP April 1, 1980

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.[2] 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 was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Facilities[edit]

  • 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ http://www.gpb.org/sitestobehold/jefferson-davis Georgia Public Broadcasting

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