Fargo in Clinch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Stephen Collins Foster
At the Source of the Stream Which he made Immortal in Song
Donated by Charles J. Haden
Erected by Charles J. Haden.
Location. 30° 40.967′ N, 82° 33.65′ W. Marker is in Fargo, Georgia, in Clinch County. Marker is on Georgia Route 94 0.1 miles south of U.S. 441, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located in the parking area for the Visitors Center at the edge of the Suwanee River, at the western border of the Okefenokee Swamp. Marker is in this post office area: Fargo GA 31631, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Okefenokee Swamp (approx. 0.6 miles away).
More about this marker. This is almost certainly the monument to Foster at this location mentioned in “Georgia The WPA Guide to Its Towns and Countryside,” published in 1940.
Regarding Stephen Collins Foster. The first lines of "Old Folks at Home," written by Foster in 1851, made the Suwanee River famous:
"Way down upon the Swanee River,
Far, far away."
The Suwanee rises from the Okefenokee Swamp, exiting the swamp at this point as a river.
Additional keywords. Rivers
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 921 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 5. submitted on February 22, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.