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Cairo in Grady County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Grady County

 
 
Grady County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
1. Grady County Marker
Inscription.
"Original Diversified Farming County of Southeast”
Established January 1, 1906

The Courthouse and County Jail were built in 1908 and the county was organized under the general supervision of the following first Board of County Commissioners: Walter B. Roddenbery, Chairman; L.L. Barwick, Henry Mitchell, J.L. Peebles and J.M. Sasser; M.L. Ledford, County Attorney; Alexander Blair, Architect; J.B. Carr Co., Contractor.

Elevation above sea level, 265 feet
Latitude 30.53; Longitude 84.12
Average Temperature 67.5
 
Erected 1996 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 065-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 30° 52.7′ N, 84° 12.444′ W. Marker is in Cairo, Georgia, in Grady County. Marker is on 2nd Avenue NE 0 miles east of North Broad Street (Georgia Route 93), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker stands at the southeast corner of the Grady County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 North Broad Street, Cairo GA 39828, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles
Grady County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
2. Grady County Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Grady County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Jackie Robinson (approx. 11.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text on this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission. The earlier marker was removed and lost after the courthouse burned in 1980.
 
Also see . . .  Henry W.Grady. The New Georgia Encyclopedia biography of Henry W. Grady, for whom the county is named. (Submitted on February 6, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentPolitical Subdivisions
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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