“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Gray, Georgia

Clickable Map of Jones County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Jones County, GA (33) Baldwin County, GA (57) Bibb County, GA (128) Jasper County, GA (19) Monroe County, GA (24) Putnam County, GA (27) Twiggs County, GA (15) Wilkinson County, GA (19)  JonesCounty(33) Jones County (33)  BaldwinCounty(57) Baldwin County (57)  BibbCounty(128) Bibb County (128)  JasperCounty(19) Jasper County (19)  MonroeCounty(24) Monroe County (24)  PutnamCounty(27) Putnam County (27)  TwiggsCounty(15) Twiggs County (15)  WilkinsonCounty(19) Wilkinson County (19)
Gray is the county seat for Jones County
Gray is in Jones County
      Jones County (33)  
      Baldwin County (57)  
      Bibb County (128)  
      Jasper County (19)  
      Monroe County (24)  
      Putnam County (27)  
      Twiggs County (15)  
      Wilkinson County (19)  
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1Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-20 — Battle of Griswoldville
On Nov. 22, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved SE from Clinton (near Gray) toward Gordon and Irwinton on its destructive March to the Sea. Walcutt’s brigade, with two guns of Arndt’s Michigan Battery, was . . . Map (db m41549) HM
2Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-26 — Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults
About 1:30 P.M. Nov. 22, 1864, after halting in Griswoldville to reform his column and report his progress, Brig. Gen. P.J. Phillips began moving his command (1st Division, Georgia Militia and attached units) east to clear the town, intending to . . . Map (db m25302) HM
3Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-16 — Blountsville
On Nov. 18, 1864, Blair’s 17th Corps of the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman’s army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Ocmulgee River at Seven Islands (12 mi. NW of Hillsboro) and marched via . . . Map (db m24766) HM
4Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-9 — Blountsville<------<<<<
Near here was Blountsville, an early stagecoach station and post office until after the War Between the States. It suffered severely during the War and the town disappeared. The home of many prominent families, Blountsville was the site of . . . Map (db m24764) HM
5Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-1 — Clinton Methodist Church
This is the first Methodist church and the second church established in Jones County. Land was appropriated in 1810 and July 14, 1821 a deed to the Clinton Methodists was made effective. The church was "a frame house of good dimensions with . . . Map (db m560) HM
6Georgia (Jones County), Gray — James C. Roberts Municipal Complex
Named in Honor of Jimmy Roberts for his meritorious service to the citizens of Gray as Mayor from May 1972 until Dec. 1993. The son of Corbin and Sara Greene Roberts. He was born and educated in Jones Co. He attended Middle GA. College and the Univ. . . . Map (db m26249) HM
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7Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-2 — James Madison Gray
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 . . . Map (db m81542) HM
8Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-5 — Jones County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 10, 1807, is named for James Jones of Savannah, a legislator at 23 and member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1798 in which year he was elected to Congress. The first County Site was at . . . Map (db m26024) HM
9Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-12 — Planter’s Academy
The Farmer’s Academy (later Planter’s Academy) was incorporated Dec. 19, 1822 by Act of Legislature signed by Gov. John Clark. Trustees included Bailey Bell, Adam Carson, Kinchen P. Thweatt, James Lockett, Cyrus Cotton, Samuel Barron and William . . . Map (db m24770) HM
10Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-23 — The Cavalry Skirmish
On the night of Nov. 21, 1864, Murray’s brigade of Kilpatrick’s cavalry [US], which during the day had burned buildings and destroyed railways facilities in Griswoldville, camped on the E fork of Little Sandy Creek, ½ miles NE. At dawn, . . . Map (db m25305) HM
11Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-17 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah — the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Left Wing . . . Map (db m41449) HM
12Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-15 — The Stoneman Raid
In July, 1864, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman’s army [US] closed in on Atlanta. Finding its fortifications “too strong to assault and too extensive to invest,” he sought to force its fall by sending Maj. Gen. George Stoneman, with three cavalry . . . Map (db m25645) HM
13Georgia (Jones County), Gray — W. E. Knox Civic Center
This building was dedicated on November 29, 1936 and educated students in grades 1 through 11 until the 12th grade was added in 1950, and it served as a school until 1991. This was one of the most modern school buildings in the state at the time. . . . Map (db m81545) HM
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Sep. 29, 2022