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Gray is a charming, small town located in Jones County in central Georgia. The population as of the 2000 census was 1,811 residents. Don't let the small size of the town fool you, though, as there are dozens of things to see and do around Gray. It's a tranquil, charming town just one hour from the city of Atlanta and 15 minutes from Macon. The town of Gray, and surrounding Jones County is filled with abundant wildlife and recreational activities, historical sites and beautiful scenery. Fishing is excellent at Lucas Lake, Miller Lake Recreation Area and Hillsboro Lake. In addition, Lake Sinclair, Lake Oconee and Lake Juliette are all within an hour's drive of Gray. The Ocmulgee River and several other streams and creeks in the area offer swimming, canoeing, camping and picnicking. History buffs will love Gray. The Jarrell Plantation is a state historic site that is an original middle Georgia plantation that consists of 20 buildings dating between 1847 and 1945. On site is and 1847 plantation-style house, a mill complex, carpenter shop, blacksmith shop and one of the largest collections of artifacts in Georgia. Nearby is the Old Clinton Historical District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Surrounding areas: Lake Arrowhead, Georgia (10.1 mi), Lake Sinclair, Georgia (16.1 mi), Lake Oconee, Georgia (34.5 mi), Fort Valley, Georgia (37.6 mi), Perry, Georgia (39.8 mi)

Gray Vacation Rentals

Gray Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Days Inn - Gray288 West Clinton StGray, GA (478) 986-4200
Comfort Inn & Suites3935 Arkwright RdMacon, GA11.5 mi.(478) 757-8688
Residence Inn By Marriott Macon3900 Sheraton DrMacon, GA11.5 mi.(478) 475-4280
Courtyard By Marriott Macon3990 Sheraton DrMacon, GA11.6 mi.(478) 477-8899
Extended Stay Deluxe3980 Riverside DrMacon, GA11.6 mi.(478) 474-2805
Fairfield Inn & Suites4035 Sheraton DrMacon, GA11.6 mi.(478) 738-9007
Hampton Inn3680 Riverside DrMacon, GA11.6 mi.(478) 471-0660
Hawthorn Inn & Suites107 North Holiday DrMacon, GA11.6 mi.(478) 471-2121
Holiday Inn Conference Ctr-macon3590 Riverside DrMacon, GA11.6 mi.(478) 474-2610
Ramada Inn Macon3850 Riverside DrMacon, GA11.6 mi.(800) 272-6232
Red Roof Inn3950 Riverside DrMacon, GA11.6 mi.(800) 733-7663
Quality Inn & Suites115 Riverside PkwyMacon, GA11.7 mi.(478) 474-4000
Days Inn2856 Jeffersonville RdMacon, GA11.9 mi.(478) 755-9091
Ramada Inn Macon North2690 Riverside DrMacon, GA12.0 mi.(478) 746-8855
Ramada Plaza Hotel108 First StMacon, GA12.8 mi.(478) 746-1461
Baymont Inn & Suites150 Plantation Inn DrMacon, GA13.0 mi.(478) 474-8004
Fairfield Inn-macon/west110 Plantation Inn DrMacon, GA13.0 mi.(478) 474-9922
Howard Johnson Inn4173 Cavalier DrMacon, GA13.0 mi.(478) 474-8800
Knights Inn4952 Romiser RdMacon, GA13.0 mi.(478) 471-1230
La Quinta Motor Inn Macon3944 Riv PL DrMacon, GA13.0 mi.(478) 475-0206
Sleep Inn140 Plantation Inn DrMacon, GA13.0 mi.(478) 476-8111
Sleep Inn3928 Riv Er Pl DrMacon, GA13.0 mi.(478) 757-8300
Suburban Lodge Macon500 Executive DrMacon, GA13.0 mi.(478) 781-9996
Wingate Inn Macon100 Northcrest BlvdMacon, GA13.0 mi.(478) 476-8100
1842 Inn353 College StMacon, GA13.1 mi.(478) 741-1842
Hilton Garden Inn Macon/Mercer University1220 Stadium DrMacon, GA14.4 mi.(478) 741-5527
Suburban Lodge Eisenhower1459 Eisenhower PkwyMacon, GA15.5 mi.(800) 951-7829
Hampton Inn5010 Eisenhower PkwyMacon, GA17.4 mi.(478) 757-9711
Motel 6 Macon4991 Harrison RdMacon, GA17.5 mi.(478) 474-2870
Ramada Inn Macon5009 Harrison RdMacon, GA17.5 mi.(478) 474-0871
Travelodge5000 Harrison RdMacon, GA17.5 mi.(478) 471-6116
Econo Lodge3001 Heritage RdMilledgeville, GA17.5 mi.(478) 453-3551
Super 8 Motel2472 N Columbia StMilledgeville, GA17.5 mi.(478) 453-9491
Super 86007 Harrison RdMacon, GA17.6 mi.(800) 800-8000
Comfort Suites2621 N Columbia StMilledgeville, GA17.6 mi.(478) 453-2212
Hampton Inn Milledgeville2461 N Columbia StMilledgeville, GA17.6 mi.(478) 451-0050
Holiday Inn Express1839 N Columbia StMilledgeville, GA17.6 mi.(478) 454-9000
Holiday Inn Milledgeville2627 N Columbia StMilledgeville, GA17.6 mi.(478) 452-3502
Jameson Inn Milledgeville2551 N Columbia StMilledgeville, GA17.6 mi.(478) 453-8471
Ramada Inn4755 Chambers RdMacon, GA17.7 mi.(478) 788-0120

Gray Weather & Climate

Central Georgia has a humid, subtropical climate. Summer temperatures are warm and often muggy and winters are cold with lows in the mid-30s. Precipitation per year is on average between 45-47 inches. Spring is mild and autumn in central Georgia is sunny and cool and the driest time of the year. The first freeze of the year normally falls within November, however, winters are short in Georgia (typically December and January are the coldest months.) Snow may occur in winter, but freezing rain and ice are a much bigger problem. Frequency and amount of snow increases the further north you go in the state. Tornadoes are possible, and central Georgia is in what is called "Dixie Alley," which is known for strong, long running tornadoes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 31°F 5.15 in. -
February 61°F 32°F 4.77 in. -
March 69°F 39°F 5.41 in. -
April 76°F 45°F 3.50 in. -
May 83°F 54°F 3.19 in. -
June 89°F 63°F 3.41 in. -
July 92°F 68°F 4.74 in. -
August 91°F 67°F 3.74 in. -
September 86°F 61°F 3.32 in. -
October 77°F 48°F 2.89 in. -
November 68°F 39°F 3.52 in. -
December 59°F 32°F 4.05 in. -

Gray Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Middle Georgia Regional airport (MCN) located about 22 miles southwest of Gray in Macon, Georgia, the W H Bud Barron airport (DBN) located approximately 44 miles southeast of Gray in Dublin, Georgia, the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International airport (ATL) located roughly 67 miles northwest of Gray in Atlanta, Georgia, Gwinnett County Briscoe Field (LZU) located around 71 miles northwest of Gray in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Souther Field (ACJ) located about 72 miles southwest of Gray in Americus, Georgia, and finally the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located approximately 74 miles northwest of Gray in Atlanta, Georgia.

Gray Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA66.3 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA71.0 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA84.3 mi.
American AdventuresMariettaGA87.6 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA85.7 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA87.6 mi.
Surfside Water ParkAuburnAL116.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Lake Jonesco Golf CourseGrayGA 
Woodland Hills Golf CourseHaddockGA6.8 mi.
Bowden Golf CourseMaconGA10.5 mi.
Barrington Hall Golf ClubMaconGA13.0 mi.
Golf Club of MaconMaconGA13.0 mi.
Macon Family Golf CourseMaconGA13.0 mi.
Oakview Golf & Country ClubMaconGA13.0 mi.
Riverside Golf & Country ClubMaconGA13.0 mi.
Little Fishing Creek Golf CourseMilledgevilleGA18.3 mi.
Uncle Remus Golf CourseEatontonGA22.6 mi.
Forsyth Golf ClubForsythGA23.0 mi.
Golf Club at CuscowillaEatontonGA23.2 mi.
International City Golf ClubWarner RobinsGA27.2 mi.
Landings Golf ClubWarner RobinsGA27.2 mi.
State Parks
Indian Springs State ParkGA27.9 mi. 
High Falls State ParkGA30.0 mi. 
Tubman African American MuseumMaconGA13.0 mi.(History)
Georgia Music Hall of FameMaconGA13.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Arts And SciencesMaconGA13.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Madison Museum of Fine ArtMadisonGA40.7 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA71.0 mi.
Chehaw Wild Animal ParkAlbanyGA105.4 mi.

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