Historic Markers Across Georgia



Robert Grier, Astronomer



Marker ID: GHM 131-13
Location: Raytown Road between Sharon and Raytown
County: Taliaferro
Coordinates: N 33° 33.991    W 082° 45.83
  33.56652    -82.76383
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6T4T
Robert Grier, Astronomer Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

On this land, in the plantation home of his father, Aaron Grier, Sr., Revolutionary soldier, Robert Grier, founder of the nationally famous "Grier Almanac", was born in 1782. The remarkable astronomical calculations which led to the publishing of the almanac were made on the large boulders in the fields near this road. First published in 1807 as "The Georgia and South Carolina Almanack", the almanac made Robert Grier´s name a household word in the nation until his death in 1848. Published continuously since its founding, it became "Grier´s Almanac" soon after Robert Grier died. Circulation is almost 2-1/2 million copies annually.

GHM 131-13 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 
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Current Grier's Almanac

 

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