“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Forsyth in Monroe County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Where Uncle Remus Came of Age

Where Uncle Remus Came of Age Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
1. Where Uncle Remus Came of Age Marker
Inscription. One block east stood the old office of The Monroe Advertiser, where Joel Chandler Harris, creator of “Uncle Remus,” came in 1867, as a boy of nineteen, to work until 1870. Here he advanced from printer’s devil to accomplished journalist. Of his duties, Harris said: “I set all the type, pulled the press, kept the books, swept the floor and wrapped the papers for mailing.” His typestand is still in use at the present office of The Monroe Advertiser.
Erected by Works Progress Administration (WPA). (Marker Number 41 K-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 33° 2.057′ N, 83° 56.354′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Georgia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 41) and South Jackson Street, on the left when traveling east on West Main Street. Click for map. The marker is located at the rear of the Monroe County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Forsyth GA 31029, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monroe County (here, next to this marker); Forsyth
Where Uncle Remus Came of Age Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
2. Where Uncle Remus Came of Age Marker
The marker at the rear of the Monroe County Courthouse
(within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Dead and Hospitals (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bessie Tift College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Georgia Militia at Forsyth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Hospital Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tift College (approx. 0.6 miles away); State Teachers and Agricultural College/Hubbard Training School (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Forsyth.
More about this marker. The marker was erected by the WPA in the late 1930s.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .  Joel Chandler Harris biography. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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The Monroe County Courthouse Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
3. The Monroe County Courthouse
Viewed from the front
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 792 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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