Historic Markers Across Alabama

Truman Capote

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on South Alabama Avenue (State Highway 21) south of Hines Street, Monroeville, Alabama
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 31° 31.425    W 087° 19.434
  31.52375    -87.3239
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Truman Capote

On this site stood the home of the Faulk family of Monroeville, relatives of the writer Truman Capote. Capote himself lived in this home between 1927 and ca. 1933, and for several years spent his summer vacations here. Two of the Faulk sisters operated a highly successful millinery shop located on the town square. The third sister, affectionately known as "Sook," was the inspiration for the characters in the Grass Harp, The Thanksgiving Visitor, and A Christmas Memory. The original structure on this site burned to the ground in 1940, and the second home was demolished in 1988. Monroeville remained important to Capote throughout his life, and he returned to area many times in the years before his death to visit surviving relatives.

"I won't be here forever, Buddy. Nor will you ....The Lord willing, you'll be here long after I've gone. And as long as you remember me, then we'll always be together."
Truman Capote, The Thanksgiving Visitor
©1967, Random House, Inc.

Erected 1995 by Alabama Historical Association.

End of Truman Capote