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Gray in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

James Madison Gray

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 11, 2015
1. James Madison Gray Marker
Inscription.  Gray, Georgia, was named for James Madison Gray, regarded as Jones County's most outstanding citizen. He clothed the Gray Infantry, Company F, 45th Georgia Regiment, C.S.A. and during the Civil War fed soldiers and homeless families from his own smokehouses. At death he left the bulk of his estate to Mercer University, the "Gray Fund", to provide a better college for local boys. The railroad ran through the center Gray's property surrounding the present town. Though he never married he was liked by all, slaves, sharecroppers and plantation owners alike.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 33° 0.512′ N, 83° 32.182′ W. Marker is in Gray, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of West Clinton Street (U.S. 129) and South Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east on West Clinton Street. The marker stands at the
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By Tom Bosse, March 11, 2015
2. James Madison Gray Marker
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Jones County Courthouse, adjacent to the Jones County marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gray GA 31032, 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. Jones County (here, next to this marker); W. E. Knox Civic Center (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The March to the Sea (approx. 0.2 miles away); James C. Roberts Municipal Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Iverson’s Birthplace (approx. 1.2 miles away); LaFayette (approx. 1.4 miles away); Macarthy-Pope House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Clinton (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gray.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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