Two fascinating sites are located here: Fitzgerald, a town founded by Union and Confederate veterans of the Civil War, and Irwinville, the site of Jefferson Davisís Capture by Federal Cavalry.
Ben Hill County
Blue & Gray Museum
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
This museum interprets the unique history of Fitzgerald, founded in 1895 by Civil War veterans of both the Union and Confederate armies. The collection includes Civil War relics from many states.
I-75 to Fitzgerald exit parallel to the railroad track, off West Central Ave.
Jefferson Davis Memorial Park (NRHP)
Irwinville, GA 31760
Museum pertains to the capture of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate State of America, on this site on May 10, 1865. The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the support group.
I-75 to Irwinville exit, 1.5 miles north of Irwinville, off GA 32