"...with much diﬃculty he restrained them from burning the [entire] town."
—March to the Sea Heritage Trail —Founded in 1808 Clinton was a commercial and educational center and the early seat of Jones County. It was planned with streets in a New England styled gridiron pattern and a central square. In 1820 Clinton was the fourth -largest town in Georgia. Samuel Griswold, coming from Connecticut, built a cotton gin factory here. Thomas B. Slade opened the Clinton Female Institute about 1833. By the 1860 this once prosperous village was in decline. The Macon and Savannah Railroad had bypassed the town so Griswold moved his growing business to the railroad. Later the county seat was moved to nearby Gray. Yet Clinton's enduring historic value has earned it a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
|Placed By||Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||31N E 166021 N 0|
|Decimal Degrees||32.99723333, -83.55911374|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 59.834', W 83° 33.5468242'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 59' 50.04" N, 83° 33' 32.809452" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 442 Pulaski St, Gray GA 31032, US|
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