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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

To Robert Burns

Immortal Scottish Bard-Ardent Freemason

 

—(1759-1796) —

 
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By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
1. To Robert Burns Marker
Inscription. Here in 1910, was erected by the Burns Club of Atlanta, Georgia, a building unique in the world—the only exact replica of the Burns cottage near Kirk Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland, birthplace of the world’s most beloved poet, and “poet Laureate of Freemasonry.” The cornerstone of the cottage was laid in 1910, in due and ancient form, by the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Georgia, Free and Accepted Masons, in tribute to the memory of our great Scottish brother.

Burns was made a Freemason on July 4, 1781, at St. David’s Lodge, Tarbolton, Scotland. He was elected Depute Master of St. James’ Lodge July 27, 1784, and served until St. John’s Day of 1788. In 1786 he was elected to honorary membership in St. John’s Lodge No. 22, Kilmarnock, Scotland, and the minutes of that lodge recorded him as Robert Burns, Poet.

Freemasonry was the dominant influence in his life and many of his poems express in unmatched beauty and simplicity the ideals of Masonic Brotherhood.
 
Erected 1968 by The Educational and Historic Commission, Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. & A. M.
 
Location. 33° 43.643′ N, 84° 21.336′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Alloway Place 0 miles north of

To Robert Burns Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
2. To Robert Burns Marker
Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 988 Alloway Place, Atlanta GA 30316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Walker (approx. 0.8 miles away); This Line of Breastworks (approx. 0.8 miles away); Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (approx. 0.8 miles away); Roosevelt High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. one mile away); Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grant Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Burns Club of Atlanta. (Submitted on August 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Biography of Robert Burns. (Submitted on August 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Additional keywords. Poets
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
 
To Robert Burns Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
3. To Robert Burns Marker
The Robert Burns Cottage image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
4. The Robert Burns Cottage
The Burns Club of Atlanta still owns the Burns Cottage, used for meetings and functions.
Robert Burns, Poet image. Click for full size.
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5. Robert Burns, Poet
The Robert Burns Cottage image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
6. The Robert Burns Cottage
The end of the cottage, with cornerstones and another marker visible.
The Robert Burns Cottage image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
7. The Robert Burns Cottage
The cornerstones, from 1910 and 2010
The Robert Burns Cottage image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
8. The Robert Burns Cottage
The cottage was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
The Robert Burns Cottage image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
9. The Robert Burns Cottage
A sign on Alloway Place, named for Burns' birthplace at Kirk Alloway, identifies the Burns Club's property.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 9, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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