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Near Sharon in Taliaferro County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ray’s Place – Now Raytown

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
1. Ray’s Place – Now Raytown Marker
Inscription. Ray’s Place, oldest community in Taliaferro County, was, in the late 1790’s and early 1800’s, a recreation center on Little River for the “livelier social set” of Washington. It was named for a Ray family from New York who lived in Washington for several years. In later years the famed Wrightsboro Road came through Raytown and the stage road from Double Wells (Barnett) to Washington. The parents and grandparents of Jefferson Davis owned plantations near Raytown in the early 1800’s. Mrs. Davis, fleeing Federal forces in 1865, spent a night in Raytown.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 131-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 34.16′ N, 82° 45.153′ W. Marker is near Sharon, Georgia, in Taliaferro County. Marker is at the intersection of Lumburg Sharon Road (County Route 79) and Double Wells Road (County Route 21), on the right when traveling east on Lumburg Sharon Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharon GA 30664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Raytown Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Ray’s Place – Now Raytown Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
2. Ray’s Place – Now Raytown Marker
Looking north: Lumburg Sharon Road is to the left at the crossroads; Upper Mill Road to the north; Lower Mill Road to the right; and Double Wells Road to the south
Robert Grier, Astronomer (approx. 0.7 miles away); Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier (approx. ľ mile away); The Church of the Purification Locust Grove Academy (approx. 2.4 miles away); South Liberty Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site of Chivers Plantation and Store (approx. 5.4 miles away); Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Original R.F.D. (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharon.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Ray’s Place – Now Raytown Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
3. Ray’s Place – Now Raytown Marker
Another view of the crossroads at Raytown
 
 
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