James Madison Gray

James Madison Gray (HM1JKP)

Location: Gray, GA 31032 Jones County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 0.512', W 83° 32.182'

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Gray, Georgia, was named for James Madison Gray, regarded as Jones County's most outstanding citizen. He clothed the Gray Infantry, Company F, 45th Georgia Regiment, C.S.A. and during the Civil War fed soldiers and homeless families from his own smokehouses. At death he left the bulk of his estate to Mercer University, the "Gray Fund", to provide a better college for local boys. The railroad ran through the center Gray's property surrounding the present town. Though he never married he was liked by all, slaves, sharecroppers and plantation owners alike.
Marker Number084-2
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 263054 N 3655091
Decimal Degrees33.00853333, -83.53636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 0.512', W 83° 32.182'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 0' 30.72" N, 83° 32' 10.92" W
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Area Code(s)478
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123-131 GA-11, Gray GA 31032, US
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