Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Solomon Street Dental Office
At the time of Alice Jane McKey Holliday's death in 1866, “ Doc” Holliday was only 15 years old, so the property was placed under the guardianship of his father, Henry Holliday. Ownership was disputed in Lowndes County court following the death of Alice Jane and the re-marriage of “Doc's” father. The McKey family sued Henry Holliday for possession of the property. The jury awarded partial ownership to both parties and ordered the construction of a partition wall to separate the Holliday and McKey properties. The partition is documented in historic structural reports.
John Henry “Doc” Holliday returned to Griffin to finally claim his inheritance in 1872 at age 21. After reportedly practicing dentistry here, “Doc” later sold the property and was soon on his way to Texas.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
Location. 33° 14.911′ N, 84° 15.875′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Marker is on West Solomon Street east of State Alley, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 W Solomon St, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pvt. Thomas M. Gregory, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Griffin Commercial District (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Robert W. Duncan (within shouting distance of this marker); Pvt. J. Harold Beckham (within shouting distance of this marker); Cpl. Noah W. Barfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Cpl. David Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); Pvt. Eugene Tuggle (within shouting distance of this marker); Cpl. Earl Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
Regarding Solomon Street Dental Office. The marker is part of a self-guided driving tour focusing on John Henry “Doc” Holliday, a Griffin native best known for his involvement with Wyatt Earp and the 1881 gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Ariz.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.