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Irwinton

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Incorporated Date: 
December 4, 1816
Population: 
589
Total Area: 
3.2 sq mi
Contact Information
109 E. Main St.
Irwinton, GA 31042
Phone Number: 
(478) 946-7144
Fax Number: 
(478) 946-2873

Irwinton, the Wilkinson County seat, incorporated on December 4, 1816. Although Irwinton owes its name to Georgia governor Jared Irwin, residents originally knew the city as Bethel, then later as High Hill Fraction.

During the Civil War, William Tecumsah Sherman and his troops marched through Irwinton, destroying and burning the city as they went.