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Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lanier's Oak

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Lanier's Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2008
1. Lanier's Oak Marker
Inscription.  

During his visits to Brunswick in the 1870`s Sidney Lanier, Georgia's greatest poet, frequently sat beneath this live oak tree and looked out over "a world of marsh that borders a world of sea." Here he received the inspiration which resulted in some of his finest poems.
Of these the best known is
"The Marshes of Glynn."

 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 063-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Historic Trees series lists.
 
Location. 31° 9.35′ N, 81° 28.749′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on US 17/GA25, in the median. Just North of "G" St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brunswick GA 31520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Lanier's Oak (here, next to this marker); Colored Memorial School and Risley High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sidney Lanier
Lanier's Oak ,Stone Marker and Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2008
2. Lanier's Oak ,Stone Marker and Historical Marker
"Beneath this tree Sidney Lanier, a Georgian, composed the 'Marshes of Glynn,' one of the most admired American poems."
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Glynn County War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Glynn County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 -1902 (approx. one mile away); Machen Square East (approx. one mile away); Bernice Echols Grant (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Sidney Lanier Marker
 
Also see . . .
1. From Wikipedia,Sidney Lanier. He was incarcerated in a military prison at Point Lookout in Maryland, where he contracted tuberculosis (generally known as "consumption" at the time). He suffered greatly from this affliction for the rest of his life. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Marshes of Glynn is one of poet Sidney Lanier's many poems. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
 
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