Georgia legend about Lorenzo Dow, a traveling preacher who curses the small town of Jacksonboro, Georgia after a very rude reception.
Southern Folktales include myths, legends, tall tales, fables and fairy tales. Many come from other countries, brought over with settlers or enslaved Africans and adapted to the South. Others are unique to our region. From African folktales like The Click Bok Tree and All Gods Chillun Had Wings, to the curse of traveling preacher Lorenzo Dow, to a Louisiana twist on the Fair Folk myth. Read these and many other unique Southern folktales below.