About EatontonEatonton 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 Centers Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce 305 N. Madison Ave. Eatonton, GA 31024. Phone:(706)485-7701
Self-guiding ToursMaps outlining historic home tours and a 2.8-mile bicycle trail tour are available at the chamber of commerce.
Things to Do Plaza Arts Center
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