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Near Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Famous Butler Authors

 
 
Famous Butler Authors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Famous Butler Authors Marker
Inscription. Pierce Butler and his daughter, Frances, who shared his interest in the South, returned to Butler Island in 1866, and worked to rehabilitate the plantations. Pierce Butler died in 1867, but Frances continued for several years to manage the Island acreage. She wrote a book, "Ten Years On A Georgia Plantation," an interesting and valuable account of life in this section during the Reconstruction. Owen Wister, famous author of "The Virginian," and other novels, was the son of Sarah Butler, sister of Frances. He often visited Butler Island plantation.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 21.264′ N, 81° 26.727′ W. Marker is near Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) 1.3 miles south of Darien. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Butler Island Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); General's Island (approx. 0.7 miles away); Darien Waterfront
Famous Butler Authors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2011
2. Famous Butler Authors Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Darien (approx. 1.1 miles away); Port of Darien (approx. 1.1 miles away); Darien (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort King George (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saint Cyprian's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Darien.
 
Also see . . .
1. New Georgia Encyclopedia. Frances Butler (Leigh) wrote her own memoir of the region, published in 1883, Ten Years on a Georgia Plantation, ( which was intended as a direct refutation of many of her mother's claims about race relations.)Sarah, married a doctor from Philadelphia, Owen Jones Wister. (Their son, Owen Wister, later wrote The Virginian [1902].) (Submitted on September 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Owen Wister, as mentioned. His mother, Sarah Butler Wister, was the daughter of actress Fanny Kemble, wife of Pierce Butler (Submitted on September 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
Former Butler Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 27, 2008
3. Former Butler Plantation
former Butler Plantation site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
4. former Butler Plantation site
See Nearby Markers, "Butler Island Plantation"
 
 
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