Historic Markers Across Georgia

Birthplace of Sidney Lanier

Marker ID: GHM 011-6
Location: 6 935 High Street, Macon, GA
County: Bibb
Coordinates: N 32° 50.238    W 083° 38.181
  32.8373    -83.63635
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7DRK
Birthplace of Sidney Lanier  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


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´.

GHM 011-6 Georgia Historic Marker 1975

Birthplace of Sidney Lanier
Birthplace of Sidney Lanier
Photo by Ken Moser