Historic Markers Across Georgia



Augusta Jane Evans (1835-1909)



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Location: Front Ave, Columbus, GA
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 27.476    W 084° 59.72
  32.45793333    -84.99533333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



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Augusta Jane Evans (1835-1909)


Augusta Jane Evans (Wilson), one of the most popular American novelists of the nineteenth century and a native of Columbus, at the age of fifteen wrote her first novel, "Inez: A Tale of the Alamo," as a Christmas gift for her father. She is best-known for "St. Elmo," the best-selling novel which was published in 1866 and based on her memories of times spent in her Aunt and Uncle's classical Columbus home that later took the novel's name.

(1983)



 

 

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