Brer Rabbit Statue, Eatonton

This statue of Brer Rabbit on the courthouse lawn is one of two in Eatonton, the other being located at the nearby Uncle Remus Museum. It’s one of the most colorful and unique monuments in Georgia. The community embraces Joel Chandler Harris but to its credit equally promotes Alice Walker. I think they’re just proud to claim two world famous authors, no matter how far apart they are on the spectrum.

The whimsical statue stands atop a granite pillar, with the epigram: Brer Rabbit – Born and Bred in the Briar Patch – He Survives Forever by His Wit, His Courage and His Cunning.

Eatonton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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