Historical Highway Marker
Buried at Round Hill Cemetery is noted realist author Sherwood Anderson, who lived in Grayson County until his death while touring South America in 1941. Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio features interconnected short stories steeped in small-town intrigue. Anderson also served as publisher for two newspapers in nearby Marion.
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"Renowned author Sherwood Anderson's works influenced Faulkner, Hemingway, and other 20th century writers. Anderson was born in Camden, Ohio, on 13 Sept. 1876, moved to this area in 1926, and lived here until his death. He built his home, Ripshin, near Troutdale, and was for a time owner and publisher of two Smyth County weekly newspapers. He was best known for his book of short stories, Winesburg, Ohio. En route to begin a research tour of labor conditions in South America, with his fourth wife Eleanor Copenhaver of Marion, Anderson died on 8 Mar. 1941 in Colon, Panama. He is buried at Round Hill Cemetery."