Birthplace of Sidney Lanier

Birthplace of Sidney Lanier (HM3ZO)

Location: Macon, GA 31201 Bibb County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 50.235', W 83° 38.174'

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Sidney Lanier, poet, linguist, musician, mathematician & lawyer, was born in this cottage, Feb. 3, 1842. He graduated from Oglethorpe Univ. then at Milledgeville, served as a private in the Confederate Army and was captured while commanding a blockade runner. Lanier was married in 1867 to Mary Day of Macon where he practiced law with his father. Moving to Maryland he lectured at Johns Hopkins while carrying on his writing. He died at Lynn, N.C. Sept 7, 1881. Among his best known works are "The Marshes of Glynn" & "Song of the Chattahoochee".
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HM NumberHM3ZO
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number011-6
Year Placed1975
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 8:47pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 253246 N 3636324
Decimal Degrees32.83725000, -83.63623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.235', W 83° 38.174'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 14.10" N, 83° 38' 10.44" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 939-953 High St, Macon GA 31201, US
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