Historic Markers Across Georgia



Uncle Remus Museum



Marker ID: Uncle Remus Museum, Inc. 
Location: Uncle Remus Museum, US 441 south of courthouse
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 33° 19.277    W 083° 23.305
  33.32127609    -83.38841807
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6C2H
Uncle Remus Museum Marker
Photo by marbill



Text:

This memorial to Joel Chandler Harris, born in Eatonton Dec. 9, 1848, was constructed from three slave cabins found in Putnam County. Uncle Remus Museum, Inc., a local non-profit organization of dedicated citizens established and has maintained its operation continuously from the opening on April 21, 1963.

Turner Park is a part of the home place of Joseph Sydney Turner, the ´little boy´ to whom the world famous stories of the ´critters´ were told ´Uncle Remus´, Harris´ unique creation. turner grew up at ´Turnwold´, nine miles east of Eatonton, home of his father, Joseph Addison turner, where Harris had his first job assisting in printing ´The Countryman´.

Erected by the Uncle Remus Museum, Inc.



 

 

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