Near Jackson in Butts County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Home of Robert Grier
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Robert Grier was born in 1780 at his father’s home in Taliaferro Co. He attended Old Union Academy in Greene Co., studying mathematics and astronomy under his uncle.
“Grier’s Almanac” was first published in 1807 as “The Georgia and South Carolina Almanack”. Published continuously since its founding, it became “Grier's Almanac” soon after Robert Grier’s death May 4, 1848. Circulation is almost 2 ½ million copies annually.
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 018-8.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1803.
Location. 33° 20.003′ N, 83° 54.532′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson GA 30233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Springs (approx. 3.1 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 3.8 miles away); Butts County Confederate Monument (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jackson (approx. 4.3 miles away); Crossing the Ocmulgee (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Right Wing at Jackson (approx. 4.3 miles away); Butts County (approx. 4.3 miles away); Sylvan Grove Plantation (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
Regarding Home of Robert Grier. Grier's Almanac is still published in 2009. The New Georgia Encyclopedia entry on Grier’s Almanac is at:
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,600 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of family cemetery mentioned in marker text. • Can you help?