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Where Uncle Remus Came of Age

 
 
Where Uncle Remus Came of Age Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
1. Where Uncle Remus Came of Age Marker
Inscription.  One block east stood the old office of The Monroe Advertiser, where Joel Chandler Harris, creator of “Uncle Remus,” came in 1867, as a boy of nineteen, to work until 1870. Here he advanced from printer’s devil to accomplished journalist. Of his duties, Harris said: “I set all the type, pulled the press, kept the books, swept the floor and wrapped the papers for mailing.” His typestand is still in use at the present office of The Monroe Advertiser.
 
Erected by Works Progress Administration (WPA). (Marker Number 41 K-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 33° 2.057′ N, 83° 56.354′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Georgia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 41) and South Jackson Street, on the left
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when traveling east on West Main Street. The marker is located at the rear of the Monroe County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forsyth GA 31029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monroe County (here, next to this marker); Monroe County (Ga.) Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Honorable Hugh D. Sosebee (within shouting distance of this marker); Forsyth (within shouting distance of this marker); Forsyth Courthouse Square National Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Georgia Volunteers Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Record Shop (about 800 feet away); James Dry Cleaners (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
More about this marker. The marker was erected by the WPA in the late 1930s.
 
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 . . .  Joel Chandler Harris biography. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
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Where Uncle Remus Came of Age Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
2. Where Uncle Remus Came of Age Marker
The marker at the rear of the Monroe County Courthouse
The Monroe County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
3. The Monroe County Courthouse
Viewed from the front
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,241 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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