"eatonton georgia" Eatonton by doug48

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eatonton is the county seat of putnam county georgia. pictured is the putnam county courthouse. this beautiful neoclassical revival building was built in 1906. eatonton is home to two famous residents, alice walker and joel chandler harris. alice walker (1944-) won a pulitzer prize for her novel "the color purple". this book was made into a 1984 movie starring danny glover, whoopi goldberg, and oprah winfrey. joel chandler harris (1848-1908) wrote the uncle remus stories for the atlanta constitution. these stories became famous in 1946 when the walt disney company produced the movie "song of the south". about 8 miles north of eatonton is the rock eagle effigy. this stone likeness of an eagle is considered to be over 2,000 years old. this small georgia town has a number of attractions for the tourist.

  • Last visit to Eatonton: Jan 2012
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    Nov 18, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Very nice page, Doug. Next time I am in the area I need to go to the Uncle Remus Museum.


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