Historic Markers Across Georgia



Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier



Marker ID: GHM 131-14
Location: Raytown Road between Sharon and Raytown
County: Taliaferro
Coordinates: N 33° 33.977    W 082° 45.911
  33.56629    -82.76518
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6T4P
Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

About 1/4 miles from here, in the Grier family cemetery, is the marked grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron Grier, born near here Dec. 2, 1794. When quite young, with Gen. Floyd, he fought the Creek Indians, distinguishing himself at the Battles of Autossee and Chalibbee in Alabama. Promoted rapidly for his military talent, he became a Brig. Gen. "in the Indian and later the Mexican Wars. In 1826, his home became that of his orphan nephew, Alexander H. Stephens. He lived to see his nephew and ward become vice-president of the Confederacy but died during the war, January 14, 1864.

GHM 131-14 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1992



 

 

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