Near Cairo in Grady County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Birthplace of Jackie Robinson
First African American in Major League Baseball
Erected 2001 by Georgia Historical Society and The Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Institute, Inc. (Marker Number 65-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 30° 42.742′ N, 84° 12.857′ W. Marker is near Cairo, Georgia, in Grady County. Marker is on Hadley Ferry Road (County Route 154) 0.8 miles north of Meridian Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cairo GA 39828, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Journey Ends (approx. 4.8 miles away in Florida); Vickers Cemetery (approx. 11.1 miles away in Florida); Grady County (approx. 11˝ miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Florida (approx. 11˝ miles away in Florida); a different marker also named Grady County (approx. 11˝ miles away); Old Pisgah (approx. 11.6 miles away in Florida).
Also see . . . Biography of Jackie Robinson. (Submitted on February 17, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Notable Persons • Sports •
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