Historic Markers Across Georgia

Doc Holliday - Holliday Family Home

Marker ID:  
Location: 233 West Tinsley Street, Griffin, GA
County: Spalding
Coordinates: N 33° 15.220    W 084° 15.987
  33.25366666    -84.26645
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Doc Holliday - Holliday Family Home Marker
Photo by Todd Massar


Doc Holliday
Holliday Family Home

John Henry "Doc" Holliday was born in Griffin on August 14, 1851. The Holiday family home were "Doc" Holliday spent his early years is believed to have been on this lot. This property was one of fourteen owned by the holiday family on this street.

Despite being the only living child of Henry Holliday and Alice Jane MvKey Holliday, "Doc" did not grow up as an only child. Doc had adopted brother: Francisco Edalgo (born Hidalgo). Following his service during the Mexican-American war, Henry Holliday brought the orphaned Francisco to Griffin. By the time "Doc" was born in 1851, Francisco was already in his teens. Over the next few years, Francisco would leave the holiday house to start a family of his own approximately 20 miles east of Griffin.

The Holiday household expanded in 1856 following the death of Alice Jane's father, William Land McKey. Henry was named guardian of four of his wives siblings. The five year old "Doc" was joined by his young aunts and uncles ranging between the ages of 10 and 14 years old. Eight years later, some of the McKey Etz followed the Holidays south to avoid the encroaching Civil War while the uncles were in the midst of battle.