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Birthplace of Sidney Lanier

 
 
Birthplace of Sidney Lanier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald D. Daniel, November 4, 2006
1. Birthplace of Sidney Lanier Marker
Inscription.  Sidney Lanier, poet, linguist, musician, mathematician & lawyer, was born in this cottage, Feb. 3, 1842. He graduated from Oglethorpe Univ. then at Milledgeville, served as a private in the Confederate Army and was captured while commanding a blockade runner. Lanier was married in 1867 to Mary Day of Macon where he practiced law with his father. Moving to Maryland he lectured at Johns Hopkins while carrying on his writing. He died at Lynn, N.C. Sept 7, 1881. Among his best known works are "The Marshes of Glynn" & "Song of the Chattahoochee".
 
Erected 1975 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 011-6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 3, 1842.
 
Location.
Birthplace of Sidney Lanier image. Click for full size.
By Donald D. Daniel, November 4, 2006
2. Birthplace of Sidney Lanier
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32° 50.235′ N, 83° 38.174′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on High Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 935 High Street, Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. H&H Restaurant (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Baptist Church of Christ (about 700 feet away); St. Joseph's Catholic Church (about 800 feet away); Historic Home of Dr. James Mercer Green (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emmett Miller Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
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Also see . . .  Poems of Sidney Lanier, Edited by his Wife. Online edition of the 1884 title. (Submitted on November 5, 2006.) 
 
<i>Sidney Lanier's Birth Place, Macon, Ga.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Souvenir Post Card Co., circa 1907
3. Sidney Lanier's Birth Place, Macon, Ga.
Same view as above, but one century earlier….
Memorial Marker for Sidney Lanier image. Click for full size.
By Donald D. Daniel, November 4, 2006
4. Memorial Marker for Sidney Lanier
Birthplace of Sydney Lanier
Feb. 3, 1842
Sept. 7, 1881
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2006, by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 3,434 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2006, by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia.   3. submitted on January 15, 2015.   4. submitted on November 4, 2006, by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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