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

Spalding Grays

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Spalding Grays Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
1. Spalding Grays Marker
Inscription.  The Spalding Grays, as Co. D. 2nd Batt. Inf., was the first military unit from Spalding County to be mustered in to the Confederate Army. It was followed by 8 regular and several militia companies. The Spalding Grays have continued through the years as a unit of the Ga. Nat. Guard, serving in war and peace, military and civil emergencies. Today it is Co. C, 48th Reconnaissance Batt., 48th Armored Div., Ga. Nat. Guard, whose headquarters are in this modern armory, completed in 1956. The only earlier military company from the county was the Fannin Avengers which served in the Mexican War and has long since passed from existence.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 126-7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
Location. 33° 13.552′ N, 84° 16.119′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Marker is at the intersection of
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Zebulon Road (U.S. 19) and Fair Road, on the right when traveling south on Zebulon Road. The marker is located at the National Guard Armory at the Griffin airport. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Fannin Avengers (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Camp Milner (approx. ¾ mile away); Fireman First Class Hiram Dennis Harris (approx. 1.2 miles away); P.F.C. C.W. Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pfc. Robert Kennedy (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cpl. Linwood P. Martin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Staff Sgt. William F. Corley (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bailey-Tebault House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
Spalding Grays Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
2. Spalding Grays Marker
Looking north, toward Griffin, with US 19/41 on the right
Spalding Grays Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
3. Spalding Grays Marker
The marker stands next to a marker for the Fannin Avengers on US 19/41
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,068 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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