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Near Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

"Old Dan Tucker"

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"Old Dan Tucker" Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
1. "Old Dan Tucker" Marker
Inscription.  

Rev. Daniel Tucker owned a large plantation on the Savannah River and is buried near his old homesite, “Point Lookout,” six miles from here. Born in Virginia, February 14, 1744, Daniel Tucker came here to take up a land grant. A revolutionary soldier, planter and minister, he owned and operated Tucker's Ferry near his home. He died April 7, 1818 -- but not “of a toothache in his heel.” Esteemed by his fellow planters, he was loved by the Negroes who composed the many verses of the famous ditty, “Old Dan Tucker,” a favorite song at corn shuckings and other social gatherings.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 052-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureArts, Letters, MusicColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 34° 4.399′ N, 82° 44.65′ 
"Old Dan Tucker" Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
2. "Old Dan Tucker" Marker
Pearl Mill Road is in the foreground, and GA Highway 72 can be seen to the left,
W. Marker is near Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is at the intersection of Calhoun Falls Highway (Georgia Route 72) and Pearl Mill Road, on the left when traveling east on Calhoun Falls Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elberton GA 30635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gov. Heard’s Home (here, next to this marker); Bethlehem Methodist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); Colonists’ Crossing (approx. 5.3 miles away); Nancy Hart (approx. 6.2 miles away); Olin D. Johnston Memorial Boulevard (approx. 6.2 miles away in South Carolina); Millwood (approx. 6.2 miles away in South Carolina); Battle of Cherokee Ford (approx. 6.4 miles away); Van’s Creek Baptist Church (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elberton.
 
Regarding "Old Dan Tucker". One of the many verses of "Old Dan Tucker:"

Old Daniel Tucker wuz a mighty man,
He washed his face in a fryin' pan;
Combed his head wid a wagon wheel
And he died wid de toofache in his heel.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Dan Tucker. A good biography of Old Dan Tucker. (Submitted on November 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Old Dan Tucker. The lengthy Wikipedia entry for "Old Dan Tucker." (Submitted on November 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
"Old Dan Tucker" Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
3. "Old Dan Tucker" Marker
The marker stands next to a marker pointing the way to the home of Gov. Stephen Heard.
"Old Dan Tucker" Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
4. "Old Dan Tucker" Marker
Looking northeast on Pearl Mill Road toward Old Dan Tucker's grave.
"Old Dan Tucker" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 30, 2012
5. "Old Dan Tucker" Marker
The Road to Old Dan Tucker's Grave image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
6. The Road to Old Dan Tucker's Grave
The road has been well marked with granite markers. (This one is at Heardmont, the site of Gov. Heard's plantation and grave.)
The Path to Old Dan Tucker's Grave image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
7. The Path to Old Dan Tucker's Grave
The granite marker points to a path leading to the grave, at the edge of the Richard B. Russell Lake.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,219 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on March 23, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on November 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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