Robert Grier, Astronomer

Robert Grier, Astronomer (HMGOO)

Location: Crawfordville, GA 30631 Taliaferro County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 33.991', W 82° 45.83'

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On this land, in the plantation home of his father, Aaron Grier, Sr., Revolutionary soldier, Robert Grier, founder of the nationally famous "Grier's 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.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number131-13
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 3:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 336280 N 3715487
Decimal Degrees33.56651667, -82.76383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.991', W 82° 45.83'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 59.46" N, 82° 45' 49.80" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 405 Lumburg Sharon Rd, Crawfordville GA 30631, US
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