Irwin Family Cemetery, Washington County

Irwin Family Cemetery Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This historic rural cemetery is the final resting place of one of Georgia’s most important early governors, Jared Irwin.

Governor Jared Irwin Grave Irwin Family Cemetery Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

These three gravestones memorialize Irwin family pioneers: Governor Jared Irwin, General John Lawson Irwin, and Alexander Irwin. The slabs for Jared and John Lawson appear to be later replacements but the headstone for Alexander is original.

Governor Jared Irwin Headstone Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

To the Memory of Governor Jared Irwin – 1750-1818 – Colonel in the American Revolution. – Brig. General in Indian Wars. – Three Times Governor of Georgia. – Signed the famous act Recinding [sic] the Yazoo Fraud. Died at Union Hill, his County seat – March 1st 1818.

General John Lawson Irwin Headstone Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Sacred to the memory of General John Lawson Irwin – 1755-1822 – Captain in the America Revolution – Brig. General Georgia Militia. – Brig. General in war 1812. – Died 1st day of January 1822. – Buried with Military Honors.

Irwin Family Cemetery Alexander Irwin Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

In Memory of Alexander Irwin – Born Aug. 29, 1792 – Died May 10, 1842. – Served in Indian War in Florida 1815.

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2 responses to “Irwin Family Cemetery, Washington County

  1. Geoff Jacobs

    WHY, on Earth, hasn’t the Irwin family or , at least, the State of Georgia, maintained the grounds of this famous cemetery?? I am disgusted…
    In fact, if you will send me the exact location, I will write a letter to the current Governor and DEMAND that the State maintain it!!

  2. Elizabeth D Howard

    I hate to see cemetaries in this condition. This is a part of history and should be perserved…

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