Crawfordville in Taliaferro County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of Childhood Home of Richard Malcolm Johnston
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 131-16.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. 33° 33.406′ N, 82° 53.7′ W. Marker is in Crawfordville, Georgia, in Taliaferro County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crawfordville GA 30631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crawfordville Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Liberty Hall (about 400 feet away); Crawfordville Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Taliaferro County World Wars Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roselle Mercier Montgomery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Tavern Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crawfordville Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawfordville.
Also see . . .
1. Richard Malcolm Johnston (1822–1898). New Georgia Encyclopedia entry. “Johnston’s writing has been called a bridge between antebellum humor and postbellum local color traditions. In his four novels and six other collections of stories, he never strayed far from the themes he explored in Dukesborough Tales, which included schooling, law, marriage, death, religion, paternalism, and the psychological conflict within rural families over such issues as land greed.” (Submitted on January 17, 2009.)
2. Autobiography of Col. Richard Malcolm Johnston. “Some years ago my friend Henry M. Alden, at whose house I was staying (Submitted on January 17, 2009.)
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