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Glynn County Historical Markers

Lanier’s Oak


  • Source: John Panhorst
  • Marker: Lanier’s Oak
  • Location: Located in park in middle of US 17 0.4 mile south of causeway to St Simons Island

LANIER’S OAK

During his visits to Brunswick in the 1870’s Sidney Lanier, Georgia’s greatest poet, frequently sat beneath this live oak tree and looked out over “a world of marsh that borders a world of sea.” Here he received the inspiration which resulted in some of his finest poems. Of these the best known is “THE MARSHES OF GLYNN.”

063-10 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956