Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Wren’s Nest
Home of Joel Chandler Harris
Soon after his death, July 3, 1908, the Uncle Remus Memorial Association was organized. On January 10, 1913, it purchased the “Wren’s Nest”. That same year the Uncle Remus Library was organized and remained here for 17 years. The Uncle Remus Memorial Association was rechartered August 20, 1957, as the Joel Chandler Harris Memorial Association. The “Wren’s Nest” is owned and operated as a memorial by the association.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-190.)
Topics and series. Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. 33° 44.287′ N, 84° 25.329′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW (Georgia Route 139) 0 miles east of Lawton Street SW, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW, Atlanta GA 30310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Gas Street Light (a few steps from this marker); Clayton’s Div., Lee’s A.C. (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Union Dispositions (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Confederate Attack (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Battle of Ezra Church / The Preliminary Operations (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Ezra Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Church (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. The final sentence has been ground off the marker, noticeable in the image. It read: It is open week days from 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Regarding The Wren’s Nest. The Wren's Nest was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1962.
Also see . . .
1. The Wren's Nest. (Submitted on May 20, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Wren's Nest. The Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 20, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Joel Chandler Harris. The New Georgia Encyclopedia biography. (Submitted on May 20, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 12, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.