Eatonton in Putnam County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Uncle Remus Museum
Turner Park is a part of the home place of Joseph Sydney Turner, the “little boy” to whom the world famous stories of the “critters” were told by “Uncle Remus,” Harris’ unique creation. Turner grew up at “Turnwold,” nine miles east of Eatonton, home of his father, Joseph Addison Turner, where Harris had his first job assisting in printing The Countryman.
Erected 1977 by Uncle Remus Museum, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1862.
Location. 33° 19.277′ N, 83° 23.305′ W. Marker is in Eatonton, Georgia, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 441 and South Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling southTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eatonton GA 31024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town Well Shelter (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch Bank of the State of Georgia at Eatonton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Putnam County Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); Putnam County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Putnam County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 0.3 miles away); Putnam County Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eatonton.
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Also see . . . Uncle Remus Stories. This site includes 35 complete stories and links to books in print. (Submitted on July 13, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,495 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on November 24, 2021, by Bill Witherspoon of Decatur, Georgia. Photos: 1. submitted on July 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Charles Smith of Milledgeville, Baldwin Georgia. 3. submitted on July 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.