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Near Jackson in Butts County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Home of Robert Grier

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Home of Robert Grier Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 1, 2009
1. Home of Robert Grier Marker
Inscription. Robert Grier, astronomer and founder of "Grierís Almanac", and his family lived about one mile from here and are buried in a family cemetery near the home.
Robert Grier was born in 1780 at his fatherís home in Taliaferro Co. He attended Old Union Academy in Greene Co., studying mathematics and astronomy under his uncle.
“Grierís 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 Grierís death May 4, 1848. Circulation is almost 2 ½ million copies annually.
 
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 018-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 20.003′ N, 83° 54.532′ W. Marker is near Jackson, Georgia, in Butts County. Marker is at the intersection of Stark Road and Halls Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east on Stark Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson GA 30233, United States of America.
 
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);
Home of Robert Grier Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 1, 2009
2. Home of Robert Grier Marker
Looking east on Stark Road to the intersection of Halls Bridge Road
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. 4.5 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 Grierís Almanac is at:

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-3137
 
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Home of Robert Grier Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 1, 2009
3. Home of Robert Grier Marker
Looking west on Stark Road, toward Jackson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,183 times since then and 28 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.
 
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