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Experiment in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Camp Stephens

 
 
Camp Stephens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2021
1. Camp Stephens Marker
Inscription.  John Henry “Doc” Holliday's father Henry owned and sold more than 40 properties in Spalding County. Before the Civil War started, Henry was already in his forties, a respected landowner, former county clerk, and veteran of two other wars (Cherokee Indian War and Mexican-American War).

This site was purchased by Henry in 1855 and later became a Confederate training ground named Camp Stephen. During the Civil War, Holliday attained the rank of Major and served as Quartermaster to the 27th Battalion of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry. He resigned his commission in 1862 due to poor health. Over the next two years, Henry sold many of his properties to raise funds to move the family south to Valdosta (Lowndes County) and away from the conflict.

In reporting his 1893 death, an obituary for Henry Holliday's notes, “No man was readier to respond to the call for help. His memory will be cherished by many of whom he has been a friend in need.”
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 33° 16.721′ N, 84° 16.515′ 
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W. Marker is in Experiment, Georgia, in Spalding County. Marker is on East McIntosh Road west of Camp, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 E Mcintosh Rd, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Camp (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Confederate Camp (approx. half a mile away); Old McIntosh Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Georgia Experiment Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Holliday Family Home (approx. 1.8 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Griffin Commercial District (approx. 2 miles away); Founding of Griffin (approx. 2 miles away).
 
Regarding Camp Stephens. 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.
 
Camp Stephens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2021
2. Camp Stephens Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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