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Literary Landmarks of Georgia

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The rich literary history of Atlanta, and Georgia as a whole, has dates back to the very beginnings of the city. Names like Flannery O’Connor, Margaret Mitchell and Joel Chandler Harris lived, worked, found inspiration, wrote their famous works and were laid to rest where we walk today. Read their famous novels and stories before you visit the literary landmarks to get the full experience.
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979 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Margaret Mitchell, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gone with the Wind, lived in this modest apartment on Peachtree Street from 1925 with her husband John Marsh. She affectionately referred to it as "The Dump," and it is where she wrote most of...
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104 N Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236, USA
Jonesboro, Georgia, located 15 miles south of Atlanta, is the town that inspired Margaret Mitchell's timeless classic Gone with the Wind. The Road to Tara Museum, located in an 1867 train depot, starts with the history of the region as a...
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1680 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
Oakland Cemetery gets much of the glory in Atlanta because it's closer to downtown and you can see the skyline between the headstones. But Westview Cemetery in the city's West End is equally picturesque. When Oakland became full in 1884, it was...
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472 Powder Springs St SW, Marietta, GA 30064, USA
Both the Margaret Mitchell novel and film version of Gone with the Wind forever changed Atlanta. It transformed an unknown writer and a lesser known actress both to international fame. While the museum focuses more on the film's impact locally and...
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2628 N Columbia St, Milledgeville, GA 31061, USA
A dirt road off a small highway in Milledgeville, a little under two hours from Atlanta, leads you to the home of writer Flannery O'Connor. The farm, which came to be known as Andalusia, was in the O'Connor family for years, but as Flannery's...
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One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
If you're a fan of Margaret Mitchell and her timeless classic Gone with the Wind, stop by the Atlanta Fulton County Central Library downtown. On the fifth floor is a small collection of the writer's belongings, including the typewriter she wrote...
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214 Oak St, Eatonton, GA 31024, USA
Georgia native Joel Chandler Harris was born and raised in Eatonton, Georgia, about an hour east of Atlanta. During his time as a journalist for the Atlanta Constitution, he started crafting characters for the stories that would make him famous,...
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248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
Seeing a sprawling cemetery in the middle of a city sounds like something you might find in Paris or New Orleans, but Atlanta? Oakland Cemetery is in the heart of the Cabbagetown neighborhood, where residents go jogging through its winding brick...
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1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
The Wren's Nest, now a museum and storytelling space dedicated to Joel Chandler Harris in his former home, is a hands-on, experiential way to get a feel for Southern culture, folklore, and history. Far from a mausoleum, The Wren's Nest hosts...
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Jonesboro, GA, USA
While visitors can learn a lot from the Road to Tara Museum in Jonesboro, Georgia, it's the tour that runs daily at 1 p.m. from the visitor's center that connects real-life experiences to characters from the book. Jonesboro is known as "the real...