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


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.