Where Uncle Remus Came of Age

Where Uncle Remus Came of Age (HMGU7)

Location: Forsyth, GA 31029 Monroe County
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N 33° 2.057', W 83° 56.354'

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One block east stood the old office of The Monroe Advertiser, where Joel Chandler Harris, creator of "Uncle Remus," came in 1867, as a boy of nineteen, to work until 1870. Here he advanced from printer's devil to accomplished journalist. Of his duties, Harris said: "I set all the type, pulled the press, kept the books, swept the floor and wrapped the papers for mailing."His typestand is still in use at the present office of The Monroe Advertiser.
HM NumberHMGU7
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.
Marker Number41 K-4
Placed ByWorks Progress Administration (WPA)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 6:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 225486 N 3658928
Decimal Degrees33.03428333, -83.93923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.057', W 83° 56.354'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 3.42" N, 83° 56' 21.24" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 W Main St, Forsyth GA 31029, US
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