Historic Markers Across Georgia



Where Uncle Remus Came of Age



Marker ID: WPA US 41 K-4
Location: courthouse square, Forsyth, GA
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 David Seibert



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Where Uncle Remus Came of Age



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.

Works Progress Administration Marker




Where Uncle Remus Came of Age
Photo by David Seibert



 

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