Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
After her marriage to John Robert Marsh (July 4, 1925), she wrote Gone with the Wind over a period of ten years -- 1926-36 -- while residing at 979 Crescent Ave., NE. (1925-32) and at 4 17th St., NE (1932-39). She was a reporter on the Atlanta Journal for four years (1922-26).
She died on August 16, 1949, from an accident suffered near here. Her novel, which was published June 30, 1936, has been translated into 25 foreign languages.
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-191.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 30, 1936.
Location. 33° 47.575′ N, 84° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rhodes Hall - Le Reve (approx. ¼ mile away); Land Lot 104 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Habersham Memorial Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Second Oldest D.A.R. Chapter (approx. 0.6 miles away); Booker T. Washington (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cotton States Exposition of 1895 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bate’s Division (approx. 0.8 miles away); Margaret Mitchell House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Regarding Margaret Mitchell. Margaret Mitchell was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for "Gone with the Wind." One of the largest selling books of all time, it has now been translated into 27 languages, and has sold over 30 million copies. It still sells over 250,000 copies per year.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,388 times since then and 16 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week September 7, 2014. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 6. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 7. submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.