Historic Markers Across Georgia

Home of Robert Grier

Marker ID: GHM 018-8
Location: At Barnett Bridge and Stark Rds, NE of Jackson
County: Butts
Coordinates: N 33° 20.003    W 083° 54.532
  33.333383    -83.90886
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6WAP
Home of Robert Grier  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Robert Grier, astronomer and founder of "Grier´s 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 father´s home in Taliaferro Co. He attended Old Union Academy in Greene Co., studying mathematics and astronomy under his uncle.

"Grier´s 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 Grier´s death May 4, 1848. Circulation is almost 2 ½ million copies annually.