Sidney Lanier was best known in the south for such poems as “The Marshes of Glynn,” “Song of the Chattahoochee,” and “Song of the Future.” Lanier was born in Macon, Ga. He developed tuberculosis while he was a member of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He never recovered. He died in the house on Hwy 108 just two months after moving here in 1881. The house is privately owned and is not open to visitors, but can be recognized by a historical marker close to the road.
Sidney Lanier was best known in the south for such poems as "The Marshes of Glynn," "Song of the Chattahoochee," and "Song of the Future." Read More Below