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Margaret Mitchell

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 22, 2010
1. Margaret Mitchell Marker
Inscription. Margaret Mitchell (November 8, 1900 - August 16, 1949) spent her girlhood and young ladyhood in the home of her father, which stood here. Her family had lived in Atlanta since the city’s earliest days. She was born and lived in Atlanta all her life.

After her marriage to John Robert Marsh (July 4, 1925), she wrote Gone with the Wind over a period of ten years -- 1926-36 -- while residing at 979 Crescent Ave., NE. (1925-32) and at 4 17th St., NE (1932-39). She was a reporter on the Atlanta Journal for four years (1922-26).

She died on August 16, 1949, from an accident suffered near here. Her novel, which was published June 30, 1936, has been translated into 25 foreign languages.
 
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-191.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 47.575′ N, 84° 23.187′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Peachtree Street (U.S. 19) 0 miles north of 17th Street NE, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Margaret Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 22, 2005
2. Margaret Mitchell Marker
An office building now stands on the site.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rhodes Hall - Le Reve (approx. ¼ mile away); Land Lot 104 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Habersham Memorial Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Second Oldest D.A.R. Chapter (approx. 0.6 miles away); Booker T. Washington (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cotton States Exposition of 1895 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bate’s Division (approx. 0.8 miles away); Margaret Mitchell House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding Margaret Mitchell. Margaret Mitchell was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for "Gone with the Wind." One of the largest selling books of all time, it has now been translated into 27 languages, and has sold over 30 million copies. It still sells over 250,000 copies per year.
 
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 . . .  Margaret Mitchell. The New Georgia Encyclopedia biography of Margaret Mitchell. (Submitted on February 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil
 
Margaret Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 22, 2010
3. Margaret Mitchell Marker
Looking south on Peachtree Street toward downtown Atlanta. The apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone with the Wind stands on Peachtree Street at 10th Street, and she was killed trying to cross Peachtree Street at 13th Street, four blocks south of this site.
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By David Seibert, October 22, 2010
4. Margaret Mitchell Marker
Looking north on Peachtree Street, toward the Buckhead area of Atlanta.
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By Unknown
5. Margaret Mitchell
Photo is from the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism
Margaret Mitchell image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
6. Margaret Mitchell
Public domain, from the New York World-Telegram and Sun. Photograph by staff photographer: Aumuller, Al. - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection,by way of wikipedia.org
Margaret Mitchell Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 8, 2013
7. Margaret Mitchell Tombstone
View of the Margaret Mitchell tombstone that is located in Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery. Hers is the text on the left side of the tombstone.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 42 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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