Turnwold Plantation

Turnwold Plantation (HMGU8)

Location: Eatonton, GA 31024 Putnam County
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N 33° 22.8', W 83° 16.59'

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Here, from 1862 to 1866, Joel Chandler Harris, author of "Uncle Remus", lived and worked as a printer's apprentice on what was probably the only newspaper ever printed on a Southern plantation, "The Countryman," a weekly newspaper edited and published by Joseph Addison Turner, owner of "Turnwold." Mr. Turner, planter, lawyer, scholar and writer, encouraged his youthful apprentice in writing and the use of the large plantation library. In the slave quarters, the boy Harris heard African animal legends and the true Negro folklore of the old South, which he immortalized in his "Uncle Remus" stories.
HM NumberHMGU8
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number117-4
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 288232 N 3695730
Decimal Degrees33.38000000, -83.27650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 22.8', W 83° 16.59'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 22' 48.00" N, 83° 16' 35.40" W
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Area Code(s)706, 478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-438 Old Phoenix Rd NE, Eatonton GA 31024, US
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