Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Holliday Family Home
Despite being the only living child of Henry Holliday and Alice Jane McKey Holliday, “Doc” did not grow up as an only child. Doc had an adopted brother: Francisco Edalgo (born Hidalgo). Following his service during the Mexican-American war, Henry Holliday brought the orphaned Francisco to Griffin. By the time “Doc” was born in 1851, Francisco was already in his teens. Over the next few years, Francisco would leave the Holliday house to start a family of his own approximately 20 miles east of Griffin.
The Holliday household expanded in 1856 following the death of Alice Jane's father, William Land McKey. Henry was named guardian of four of his wife's siblings. The five-year-old “Doc” was joined by his young aunts and uncles ranging between the ages of 10 and 14 years old. Eight years later, some of the McKey aunts followed the Hollidays south to avoid the encroaching Civil War while
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 14, 1851.
Location. 33° 15.229′ N, 84° 16.009′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Marker is at the intersection of West Tinsley Street and North 9th Street, on the right when traveling north on West Tinsley Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 W Tinsley 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. Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Griffin Commercial District (approx. ¼ mile away); Founding of Griffin (approx. ¼ mile away); Pvt. J.F. Posey (approx. ¼ mile away); Cpl. A.R. Ballard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pvt. A.J. Terrell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Capt. Raymond Doke (approx. 0.3 miles away); SSgt. Chesley Gilbert (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
Regarding Holliday Family Home. 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.
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