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Eatonton was the birthplace in 1848 of Joel Chandler Harris, creator of the popular children's characters Uncle Remus, Brer Fox, Brer Bear and Brer Rabbit. A statue of Brer Rabbit on Courthouse Square commemorates Harris' works; many originals are displayed at the Uncle Remus Museum . Eatonton also was home to Alice Walker, author of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Color Purple.”
Fifteen miles southeast, county-owned Oconee Springs Park provides recreational facilities on Lake Sinclair. Lake Oconee, suitable for water skiing and other water sports, is 7 miles east.

Visitor Info
Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce 305 N. Madison Ave. EATONTON, GA 31024. Phone:(706)485-7701

Self-guiding tours
Maps outlining historic home tours and a 2.8-mile bicycle trail tour are available at the chamber of commerce.

Things to See
Plaza Arts Center
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