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Gray in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jones County

 
 
Jones County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Jones County Marker
Inscription. This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 10, 1807, is named for James Jones of Savannah, a legislator at 23 and member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1798 in which year he was elected to Congress. The first County Site was at Clinton but it was changed to Gray in 1905. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff James Riley, Clerk of Superior Court John R. Gregory, Clerk of Inferior Court James Bond, Tax Receiver Daniel Candler, Tax Collector Hillery Pratt, Coroner Thomas Thrower and Surveyor Charles Miller. First Justices of the Inferior Court were: William Binion, William Jones, Hugh M. Comer, James Jackson and John McKenzie.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 0.512′ N, 83° 32.182′ W. Marker is in Gray, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of West Clinton Street (U.S. 129) and South Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east on West Clinton Street. Click for map. The marker stands at the Jones County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 South Jefferson Street, Gray GA 31032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Jones County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. Jones County Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Madison Gray (here, next to this marker); W. E. Knox Civic Center (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The March to the Sea (approx. 0.2 miles away); James C. Roberts Municipal Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Iversonís Birthplace (approx. 1.2 miles away); LaFayette (approx. 1.4 miles away); Macarthy-Pope House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Samuel Griswold (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gray.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentPolitical Subdivisions
 
Jones County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
3. Jones County Marker
The marker viewed from the front of the Jones County Courthouse, with South Jefferson Street in the background.
Jones County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
4. Jones County Courthouse
Jones County's first county seat was at Albany, later renamed Clinton. In 1816 a courthouse was erected in Clinton. The county seat was moved to Gray, and this new courthouse was designed by J. W. Golucke and built for $35,000. The courthouse in Clinton was torn down, and the stones from the building used to build the retaining wall for the courthouse in Gray.
 
 
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