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Near Sharon in Taliaferro County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier

 
 
Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
1. Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier Marker
Inscription. About 3/4 miles from here, in the Grier family cemetery, is the marked grave of Gen. Aaron Grier, born near here Dec. 2, 1794. When quite young, with Gen. Floyd, he fought the Creek Indians, distinguishing himself at the Battles of Autossee and Chalibbee in Alabama. Promoted rapidly for his military talent, he became a Brig. Gen. in the Indian and later the Mexican Wars. In 1826, his home became that of his orphan nephew, Alexander H. Stephens. He lived to see his nephew and ward become vice-president of the Confederacy but died during the war, January 14, 1864.
 
Erected 1992 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 131-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 33.977′ N, 82° 45.911′ W. Marker is near Sharon, Georgia, in Taliaferro County. Marker is at the intersection of Raytown Road NE (County Route 79) and Fairplay Road (County Route 81), on the left when traveling east on Raytown Road NE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharon GA 30664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Grier, Astronomer (about 400 feet away, measured
Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
2. Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier Marker
Looking east on Raytown Road, with the unpaved Fairplay Road in the foreground
in a direct line); Ray’s Place – Now Raytown (approx. ¾ mile away); Raytown Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Church of the Purification Locust Grove Academy (approx. 1.7 miles away); South Liberty Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Chivers Plantation and Store (approx. 4.9 miles away); Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens (approx. 6 miles away); Crawfordville Baptist Church (approx. 7.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharon.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PersonsWar, Mexican-AmericanWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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