Robert Grier, astronomer and founder of “Grier’s Almanac”, lived in Butts County. He and members of his family are buried in a family cemetery in the Stark community.
The home of Robert Grier , built about 1840, was deemed one of the finest homes in the area and represented the considerable wealth of a very prosperous farmer.
“Grier’s Almanac” was first published in 1807 as “The Georgia and South Carolina Almanack”. Published continuously since its founding, it became “Grier’s Almanac” soon after Robert Grier’s death May 4, 1848. Circulation is almost 2 1/2 million copies annually.
The Grier's family cemetery, long neglected, is in the process of being preserved though a restoration project of the Butts County Historical Society.