Fayetteville in Fayette County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House
Built in 1855 by Doctor John Stiles Holliday this house has ties to important Georgia personalities such as the legendary “"Doc” Holliday, Georgia Governor Hugh Manson Dorsey, and famous author Margaret Mitchell. In the mid 1850’s the house served as a dormitory for the Fayetteville Academy, which gained recognition in Gone With the Wind. In February 1861, a Confederate flag was made here for the Fayette Rifle Grays, the first company to be raised in the county for the Confederacy. Former owner Solomon Dawson Dorsey served as an officer for the State Militia during the war. Robert E. Lee Fife and son Cecil, the last owner, served in local politics from 1903 to 1954.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1861.
Location. 33° 26.9′ N, 84° 27.35′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Georgia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Lanier Avenue (Georgia Route 54) just west of Glynn Street (Georgia Route 85), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 Lanier Avenue, Fayetteville GA 30214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured Fayette County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of the Confederate Heroes (about 300 feet away); Fayette County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); World’s Longest Courthouse Bench (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fayette County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Governor Hugh M. Dorsey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grady L. Huddleston (approx. ¼ mile away); Flat Rock African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
Also see . . . Holiday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum. Explore Georgia website entry (Submitted on October 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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