Marker text: UNCLE REMUS MUSEUM
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 Òlittle boyÓ to whom the world famous stories of the ÒcrittersÓ were told by ÒUncle Remus,Ó HarrisÕ unique creation. Turner grew up at ÒTurnwold,Ó nine miles east of Eatonton, home of his father, Joseph Addison Turner, where Harris had his first job assisting in printing The Countryman.
Erected 1977 by Uncle Remus Museum, Inc.