Monroeville in Monroe County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
On this site stood the home of the Faulk family of Monroeville, relatives of the writer Truman Capote. Capote himself lived in this home between 1927 and c. 1933, and for several years spent his summer vacations here. Two of the Faulk sisters operated a highly successful millinery shop located on the town square. The third sister, affectionately known as "Sook," was the inspiration for characters in the Glass Harp, The Thanksgiving Visitor, and A Christmas Memory. The original structure on this site burned to the ground in 1940, and the second home was demolished in 1988. Monroeville remained important to Capote throughout his life, and he returned to the area many times in the years before his death to visit surviving relatives.
"I won't be here forever, Buddy. Nor will you.....The Lord willing, you'll be here long after I've gone. And as long as you remember me, then we'll always be together."
-Truman Capote, The Thanksgiving Visitor
©1967, Random House, Inc.
Erected 1995 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 31° 31.425′ N, 87° 19.434′ W. Marker is in Monroeville, Alabama, in Monroe County. Marker is on South Alabama Avenue (State Highway 21) south Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 185 South Alabama Avenue, Monroeville AL 36460, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monroeville, Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atticus Finch: Lawyer - Hero (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Monroe County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); A County Older Than The State (approx. ¼ mile away); “Lucas’ Raiders” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peterman, Alabama (approx. 5.7 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 7½ miles away); Puryearville (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroeville.
Also see . . .
1. Truman Capote from Encyclopedia of Alabama. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Monroeville: Truman Capote and Harper Lee. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
3. Truman Capote. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
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