Byron Herbert Reece

Byron Herbert Reece (HMMJ0)

Location: Blairsville, GA 30512 Union County
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N 34° 46.862', W 83° 54.581'

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(1917-1958)

Renowned Appalachian poet, novelist, and farmer, Byron Herbert Reece lived most of his life near this site. Here he composed, to critical acclaim, four volumes of poetry and two novels, Better a Dinner of Herbs and The Hawk and the Sun. Reece was a five-time recipient of the Georgia Writers Association's literary achievement award and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Bow Down in Jericho. He served as poet-in-residence at the University of California at Los Angeles, Emory University, and Young Harris College. Suffering from tuberculosis, Reece took his own life three months before his forty-first birthday. He is buried in Old Union Cemetery near Young Harris.
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HM NumberHMMJ0
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number144-1
Year Placed2006
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, the Byron Herbert Reece Society, Union County Government, Union County Historical Society, and Young Harris College
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 3:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 233740 N 3852619
Decimal Degrees34.78103333, -83.90968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 46.862', W 83° 54.581'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 46' 51.72" N, 83° 54' 34.86" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6373 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville GA 30512, US
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