Historic Markers Across Georgia



Doc Holliday - "Doc" Holliday Final Resting Place?



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Location: Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, GA
County: Spalding
Coordinates: N 33° 14.701    W 084° 15.401
  33.24501666    -84.25668333
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Doc Holliday -
Photo by Todd Massar



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Doc Holliday
"Doc" Holliday Final Resting Place?


During his adventures out West, "Doc" Holliday received a notorious reputation as a gambler and the gunfighter. When speaking of Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp reportedly stated, "I found him a loyal friend and good company. He was a dentist whom necessity had made a gambler; a gentleman whom disease had made a vagabond…"

In reality, he was a dying man, and nothing could be done to extend his life.

John Henry "Doc" Holliday died November 8, 1887 at the age of 36 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado from consumption (tuberculosis). Years earlier, the same disease claimed the lives of his mother Alice Jane and adopted brother Francisco Edalgo (born Hidalgo).

Local lore claims that after hearing of his son's death, Doc's father Henry Holiday traveled from Valdosta westward to Colorado. Legend continues that Henry brought "Doc" back to Griffin to be buried in his hometown. This unmarked plot has been identified by some Holiday historians as the possible burial site of John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Additionally, some believe that the second unmarked grave belongs to Henry Holiday who wished to be placed in eternal rest next to his son despite their estranged relationship.

placed here with permission of the hop skins family.



 
Notes:

The coordinates listed are of the cemetery, not the marker

 

126-A05C