February 3, 1842, Macon, Georgia.

September 7, 1881, Lynn, North Carolina.

Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.

Lanier, the poet laureate of Georgia, earned his degree from Oglethorpe College in Atlanta. In 1879, he was appointed lecturer on English literature at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. One of his best known poems is Song of the Chattahoochee. He was also an accomplished concert flutist, playing with the Peabody Orchestra in Baltimore. His works include:

  1. Into the Woods