Historic Markers Across Georgia



Doc Holliday - Camp Stephens



Marker ID:  
Location: 500 East McIntosh Road, Griffin, GA
County: Spalding
Coordinates: N 33° 16.719    W 084° 16.515
  33.27865    -84.27525
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Doc Holliday - Camp Stephens Marker
Photo by Todd Massar



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Doc Holliday
Camp Stephens

John Henry "Doc" Holliday's father Henry owned and sold more than 40 properties in Spalding County. Before the Civil War started, Henry was already in his forties, a respected landowner, former County Clerk, and veteran of two other wars (Cherokee Indian War and Mexican-American War).

This site was purchased by Henry in 1855 and later became a Confederate training ground named Camp Stephens. During the Civil War, Holiday attained the rank of and served as quartermaster to the 27th Battalion of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry. He resigned his commission in 1862 due to poor health. Over the next two years, Henry sold many of his properties to raise funds to move the family south to Valdosta (Lowndes County) and away from the conflict.

In reporting his 1893 death, an obituary for Henry Holiday's notes, "No man was readier to respond to the call for help. His memory will be cherished by many of whom he had been a friend in need."



 

 

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