1842 – Born on the 3rd of February in Macon, Georgia.
1867 – He wrote his only novel, Tiger Lilies while in Alabama.
1867 – He moved to Prattville, at that time a small town just north of Montgomery where he taught and served as principal of a school.
1875 – "Corn".
– "The Symphony".
1876 – "Centennial Meditation".
1877 – "The Song of the Chattahoochee".
1878 – "The Marshes of Glynn".
1881 – Lanier finally succumbed to complications caused by his tuberculosis on the 7th of September, while convalescing with his family near Tryon, North Carolina. He was only 39. He is buried in Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore.
1886 – Lanier’s poem "The Marshes of Glynn" is the inspiration for a cantata by the same name that was created by the modern English composer Andrew Downes to celebrate the Royal Opening of the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham, England.