Jeff Davis Historic Site Primary Topic



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Jeff Davis Historic Site


  • Primary Topic:

  • Capture of Jefferson Davis May 10, 1865.

    • Confederate President Jefferson Davis

      • Davis’ Family

      • Members/Party with Davis at the time of his capture

      • Route taken by Davis from Virginia to Georgia

      • Davis’ Life after his capture

      • Union Cavalrymen that Captured Davis

* Route each union unit took to Irwinville

      • Did Davis try to escape wearing a dress?

      • End of the Confederate Government (End of the War)




        • Plants used for medicine and dyes (Black Willow, Yellow Poplar, Dogwood, Pokeberry,etc.)

      • Protected Species and Species of Concern

        • Longleaf Pine ecosystem




      • Invasive plants

        • Chinese/Japanese Privet

        • Mimosa

        • Chinaberry

        • Japanese Honeysuckle

  • Geology

  • Resource Management Practices

      • Artifact preservation

      • Building conservation

      • Grounds upkeep

      • Minor Urban encroachment

  • Water

  • Climate

  • Cultural Resources

    • Battlefields (Minor Skirmish)

    • Site of an historic event (see Primary)

    • Archaeological sites

    • CCC structures (WPA built museum)

    • Black Powder Demonstrations (Limited)

    • Historic road

    • Early Georgia home life

    • Living history

    • Story telling

    • History of Irwinville/Irwin County

  • Special Event Programs

    • Soldier’s Life

    • Homefront Life

    • Holiday Celebration

      • Easter

      • Confederate Memorial Day

      • 1860’s Christmas

    • Artifact Day

    • Fall festivals

    • Historical reenactments (capture of Jeff Davis)

    • Photography weekend

    • Junior Rangers

    • Jefferson Davis B-Day Commemoration Program

    • Volunteer Work-Day

  • Recreational Activities

    • Star Gazing

    • Birding

    • Crafts

    • Small Nature Walk

    • Picnicking

    • Games

    • Children’s Playground

    • Other



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