Truman Capote

Truman Capote (HMW4J)

Location: Monroeville, AL 36460 Monroe County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 31.425', W 87° 19.434'

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(1924-1984)

On this site stood the home of the Faulk family of Monroeville, relatives of the writer Truman Capote. Capote himself lived in this home between 1927 and c. 1933, and for several years spent his summer vacations here. Two of the Faulk sisters operated a highly successful millinery shop located on the town square. The third sister, affectionately known as "Sook," was the inspiration for characters in the Glass Harp, The Thanksgiving Visitor, and A Christmas Memory. The original structure on this site burned to the ground in 1940, and the second home was demolished in 1988. Monroeville remained important to Capote throughout his life, and he returned to the area many times in the years before his death to visit surviving relatives.

"I won't be here forever, Buddy. Nor will you.....The Lord willing, you'll be here long after I've gone. And as long as you remember me, then we'll always be together."
-Truman Capote, The Thanksgiving Visitor
?1967, Random House, Inc.
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HM NumberHMW4J
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Year Placed1995
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 8:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 469248 N 3487694
Decimal Degrees31.52375000, -87.32390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 31.425', W 87° 19.434'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 31' 25.50" N, 87° 19' 26.04" W
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Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 257 S Alabama Ave, Monroeville AL 36460, US
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