Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House

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Location: 140 West Lanier Avenue (GA 54), just west of Ga 85 in Fayetteville, GA
County: Fayette
Coordinates: N 33° 26.896    W 084° 27.364
  33.44826666    -84.45606666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMBZ2T
The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Marker
Photo by David Seibert


Built in 1855 by Doctor John Stiles Holliday this house has tied to important Georgia personalities such as the legendary "Doc" Holliday, Georgia Governor Hugh Manson Dorsey, and famous author Margaret Mitchell. In the mid 1850's the house served as a dormitory for the Fayetteville Academy, which gained recognition in Gone with the Wind. In February 1851, a Confederate flag was made here for the Fayette Rifle Grays, the first company to be raised in the county for the Confederacy. Former owner Solomon Dawson Dorsey served as an officer for the State Militia during the war. Robert E. Lee Fife and son Cecil, the last owner, served in local politics from 1903 to 1954.

The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House
Photo by David Seibert