Gone With The Wind
Margaret Mitchell’s epic story of the Civil War South,
is the world’s best-loved American novel. It was
published in 1936 and won the Pulitzer Prize
in 1937.

The story is based on Scarlett O’Hara and her family’s mythical plantation, Tara. Mitchell is said to have described Tara based upon many of the homes she saw in Clayton County. Today, Clayton County and Jonesboro have
been designated by the Mitchell Trust

and the Georgia State Legislature as the official “Home of Gone With The Wind. Find more trivia and entertaining stories about Mitchell and her novel by visiting The Road to Tara Museum located in the 1867 Train Depot in downtown Historic Jonesboro.
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