Historic Markers Across Georgia

Where Uncle Remus Came of Age

Marker ID: WPA 41 K-4
Location: courthouse square, Forsyth
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 33° 2.057    W 083° 56.354
  33.03429156    -83.9392371
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM24RW
Where Uncle Remus Came of Age Marker
Photo by tnt-tim


One block east stood the old office of The Monroe Advertiser, where Joel Chandler Harris, creator of ´Uncle Remus,´ came in 1867, as a boy of nineteen, to work until 1870. Here he advanced from printer´s devil to accomplished journalist. Of his duties, Harris said: ´I set all the type, pulled the press, kept the books, swept the floor and wrapped the papers for mailing.´

His typestand is still in use at the present office of The Monroe Advertiser.