President Jefferson Davis Historical Marker

Photo taken by David Brooker on November 1, 2020

President Jefferson Davis

Marker Text

Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, and party camped near here in a wooded area, when trying to reach Mobile, in his flight from Federal Soldiers. The party, on horseback, stopped at Warthen’s Store to purchase food supplies for man and beat and were directed to a secluded spot, on what was then known as Griffin’s Pond.

From here President Davis and his party proceeded to a point in Irwin County where they were overtaken by Union soldiers and captured.

Location

This marker is located on Georgia Highway 15, 1.5 miles south of Warthen.

Marker Number

150-6

Date of Origin

This marker was erected in 1954 by the Georgia Historical Commission.