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Lindale in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Medora Field Perkerson

Author - Newspaper Columnist

 
 
Medora Field Perkerson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
1. Medora Field Perkerson Marker
Inscription. Medora Field (1892-1960) was born nearby on the site of the present Lindale Baptist Church. In her early twenties she became a member of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Magazine staff, and later was married to Angus Perkerson, its editor. For many years, troubled people sought the sympathetic and sound counsel she gave in her weekly column as “Marie Rose.” She was the friend of the friendless. Through offices held in her Church, in the Child Service Association of Atlanta and in organizations of writers, she became an influence for good throughout Georgia and beyond its borders.

Mrs. Perkersonís most notable book, White Columns in Georgia, tells the story of her state through its historic houses. Her two other books, Who Killed Aunt Maggie? and Blood on her Shoe, have Georgia settings.
 
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 057-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 11.393′ N, 85° 10.446′ W. Marker is in Lindale, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue and West 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling north
Medora Field Perkerson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
2. Medora Field Perkerson Marker
Looking north, with Park Avenue in the background.
on Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Park Avenue SE, Lindale GA 30147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgiaís Paul Revere (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ellen Louise Axson Wilson (approx. 4.3 miles away); Opera Alley (approx. 4.5 miles away); Floyd County (approx. 4.6 miles away); Davisí March to Rome (approx. 5 miles away); Frenchís Div. at Rome (approx. 5 miles away); Federal Occupation of Rome (approx. 5 miles away); De Soto In Georgia (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Medora Field Perkerson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
3. Medora Field Perkerson Marker
Looking south; the First Baptist Church is on the left, and Park Avenue can just be seen behind the church sign on the right.
Medora Field Perkerson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
4. Medora Field Perkerson Marker
The marker with the First Baptist Church of Lindale in the background, on the site where Perkerson was born.
Cover of <i>White Columns in Georgia</i>, a later edition of Perkerson's 1952 book image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2011
5. Cover of White Columns in Georgia, a later edition of Perkerson's 1952 book
This was the first popular book to describe many of the historic homes in Georgia, and the families which owned them.
The rear cover of Perkerson's <i>White Columns in Georgia</i> image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2011
6. The rear cover of Perkerson's White Columns in Georgia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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