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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah

1870-1876

 
 
Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah 1870-1876 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 20, 2008
1. Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah 1870-1876 Marker
Inscription.  Joel Chandler Harris (1845-1908), New South journalist and author of Uncle Remus tales, Free Joe, and many other works, was associate editor of the Savannah Morning News from 1870 until 1876, under William Tappan Thompson, an established writer of southern humor. He published comic stories in his Affairs of Georgia column, which was often reprinted around the state. Rooming at the Florida House, which merged in 1880 with the Marshall House on East Broughton Street, Harris married Esther LaRose in 1873. The couple and their two children left Savannah in 1876 to avoid the yellow fever epidemic. Harris served from 1876 until 1900 as associate editor of the Atlanta Constitution.
 
Erected 2003 by Georgia Historical Society, The Joel Chandler Harris Association, The Marshall House, and The Savannah Morning News. (Marker Number 25-15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, December 29, 2020
2. Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah Marker
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In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 32° 4.888′ N, 81° 5.549′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on W. Bay Street near Whitaker St., on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oglethorpe Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); The Propeller Club of the Port of Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); "A World Apart" (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This is Yamacraw Bluff (about 300 feet away); Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing (about 300 feet away); William Bartram Trail (about 300 feet away); SS Savannah and SS John Randolph (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah. Joel Chandler Harris, author of Uncle Remus Tales.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry. stories, based on the African-American oral storytelling tradition, were revolutionary in their use of dialect and in featuring a trickster hero called Br'er ("Brother")
Joel Chandler Harris image. Click for full size.
3. Joel Chandler Harris
Courtesy of the NYPL Digital Library. The photo was taken sometime prior to 1920.
Rabbit, (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Marshall House. Savannah's oldest hotel. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Joel Chandler Harris image. Click for full size.
circa 1881
4. Joel Chandler Harris
This image is from "The history of the State of Georgia from 1850 to 1881, embracing the three important epochs: the decade before the war of 1861-5; the war; the period of Reconstruction" by Avery, I. W. (Isaac Wheeler, 1837-1897) at archive.org.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,357 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on December 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on August 27, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on April 8, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022