Birthplace of Jackie Robinson

Birthplace of Jackie Robinson (HMI5B)

Location: Thomasville, GA 31792 Grady County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 42.742', W 84° 12.857'

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First African American in Major League Baseball

Robinson was born here on January 31, 1919 before he and his family moved to California in 1920. After attending U.C.L.A., serving in the U.S. Army, and playing in the Negro American Baseball and International Leagues, Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, breaking major league baseball's color barrier. Adding to his many sports accomplishments, he served as special assistant to New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, established the first African American Modern Bank/Freedom National Bank, and provided housing for the underprivileged through his construction firm. Robinson died in 1972. The house burned in 1996.
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HM NumberHMI5B
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number65-1
Year Placed2001
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and The Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Institute, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 5:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 766786 N 3401039
Decimal Degrees30.71236667, -84.21428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 42.742', W 84° 12.857'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 42' 44.52" N, 84° 12' 51.42" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 73-125 Hadley Ferry Rd 154, Thomasville GA 31792, US
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