09 Nov Robert Burch
June 26, 1925
Robert Burch was born June 26, 1925 in Inman to a large family. He graduated from Fayette County High School and then joined the Army. His travels took him to many foreign places. While taking writing courses in New York City after his military service his teacher encouraged him. His teacher felt he could be an author. This led to Burch’s prolific career. He penned 19 children’s books, including Tyler, Wilkin and Skee and Queeny Peevy. Most of his books reflected on his own youth in Fayette County. A school is named in his honor. Burch was the winner of the Georgia Children’s Book Award three time. His legacy continues as many children read his books and learn of early life in Fayette County.
By Deborah Riddle
Source: Fayette County Georgia Heritage Book