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

Uncle Remus Museum

 
 
Uncle Remus Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 16, 2006
1. Uncle Remus Museum Marker
Inscription.  This memorial to Joel Chandler Harris, born in Eatonton Dec. 9, 1848, was constructed from three slave cabins found in Putnam County. Uncle Remus Museum, Inc., a local non-profit organization of dedicated citizens established and has maintained its operation continuously from the opening on April 21, 1963.

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 AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation. 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
Memorial Placed at Courthouse in Eatonton image. Click for full size.
By Charles Smith
2. Memorial Placed at Courthouse in Eatonton
In Honor Of Joel Chandler Harris 1848 - 1908 "Uncle Remus" Most distinguished Son of Putnam County And Beloved of the World Born at Eatonton,Ga. December 9, 1848 Erected by Samuel Reid Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1923
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of U.S. 441 and South Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 441. Located at Turner Park, on US 441/129 (South Oak Street) at South Washington Ave, Eatonton. Touch 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); 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); Veterans Flagpole (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eatonton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
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.) 
 
Uncle Remus Museum, Brer Rabbit Statue, and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 16, 2006
3. Uncle Remus Museum, Brer Rabbit Statue, and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,425 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on December 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, 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. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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