Historic Markers Across Georgia



Site of Chivers Plantation and Store



Marker ID: GHM 131-15
Location: At Sandy Cross about 5 miles NE of Crawfordville
County: Taliaferro
Coordinates: N 33° 36.616    W 082° 49.954
  33.61026    -82.83257
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6T4Z
Site of Chivers Plantation and Store Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

At this crossroads stood the store and drug shop of Col. Robert Chivers, father of Georgia´s "lost poet", Dr. Thomas Holley Chivers. Born at his father´s plantation home nearby in 1809, Dr. Chivers graduated in medicine at Transylvania Univ. in 1830. He practiced for a short time at this store and, after an unhappy marriage, left this section. After wandering for some time, he settled in Decatur until his death in 1858. "The Lost Pleiad and Other Poems" (1842) is his most popular work. He is known for h is influence on Swinburne, Rossetti and, especially, Edgar Allen Poe.


GHM 131-15 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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