Historic Markers Across Georgia



James Madison Gray



Marker ID: GHM 084-2
Location: on US 129 at the Jones County Courthouse, Gray, Ga.
County: Jones
Coordinates: N 33° 0.512    W 083° 32.182
  33.00853333    -83.53636666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMPTVP
James Madison Gray Marker
Photo by Markerman



Text:

Gray, Georgia, was named for James Madison Gray, regards as Jones county´s most outstanding citizen. He clothed the Gray Infantry. Company F, 45TH Georgia Regiment, C.S.A. and during the War fed soldiers and homeless families from his own smokehouses. At death he left the bulk of his estate to Mercer University, the "Gray Fund." to provide a better college for local boys. The railroad ran through the center of Gray´s property surrounding the present town. Though he never married he was liked by all, slaves, share-croppers and plantation owners alike.


GHM 084-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 
Notes:

This marker was originally located on US 129 at the former school in Gray, GA.

 

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