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Near Eatonton in Putnam County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Turnwold Plantation

 
 
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By Donald D. Daniel, June 15, 2006
1. Turnwold Plantation Marker
Inscription. Here, from 1862 to 1866, Joel Chandler Harris, author of "Uncle Remus", lived and worked as a printer's apprentice on what was probably the only newspaper ever printed on a Southern plantation, "The Countryman," a weekly newspaper edited and published by Joseph Addison Turner, owner of "Turnwold." Mr. Turner, planter, lawyer, scholar and writer, encouraged his youthful apprentice in writing and the use of the large plantation library. In the slave quarters, the boy Harris heard African animal legends and the true Negro folklore of the old South, which he immortalized in his "Uncle Remus" stories.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 117-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 22.8′ N, 83° 16.59′ W. Marker is near Eatonton, Georgia, in Putnam County. Marker is on Old Phoenix Road north of Sparta Highway (Georgia Route 16), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. From Eatonton take Hwy 16 East 6.4 miles. Turn left on Old Phoenix Road. Marker 2.4 miles on right. Marker is in this post office area: Eatonton GA 31024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker
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By Donald D. Daniel, June 15, 2006
2. Turnwold Plantation Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Philadelphia United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hillsborough (approx. 2.5 miles away); Mrs. Beall's Mill (approx. 4 miles away); Rockville School (approx. 5 miles away); Georgia 4-H Center (approx. 6.1 miles away); Rock Eagle Mound (approx. 6.1 miles away); Site of the Home and Private School of Adiel Sherwood (approx. 7 miles away); Concord Methodist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eatonton.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Turnwold Plantation. History of Joseph Addison Turner and Turnwold Plantation from the Eatonton Historic Homes and Buildings website. (Submitted on June 24, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 

2. Joel Chandler Harris (1845-1908). Page from the New Georgia Encyclopedia (Submitted on June 24, 2006.) 

3. Uncle Remus Stories. This site includes 35 complete stories and links to books in print. (Submitted on June 24, 2006.) 

4. Uncle Remus Books. Uncle Remus books at Amazon.com. (Submitted on June 24, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USArts, Letters, MusicLandmarks
 
Turnwold Plantation House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 19, 2005
3. Turnwold Plantation House
Turnwold Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Donald D. Daniel, June 15, 2006
4. Turnwold Plantation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2006, by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 4,485 times since then and 137 times this year. Last updated on December 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2006, by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia.   3. submitted on July 13, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on June 23, 2006, by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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