Historic Markers Across Georgia



B. F. White 1800-1879



Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Town Square in Hamilton
County: Harris
Coordinates: N 32° 45.5    W 084° 52.513
  32.75833333    -84.87521666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6TZ6
B. F. White 1800-1879 Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

1800-1879

Song writer, teacher, editor, lived in Hamilton, 1843 - c.1868, was mayor, 1865. Near this spot in 1844 he published Sacred Harp, a ´fa-sol-la´ acappella singing school book now in its 14th edition.

White taught in a local academy, conducted singing schools in many places and organized singing conventions, some of which still exist.

He died in Atlanta and is buried in Oakland Cemetery.

ERECTED BY THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION AND FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF B. F. WHITE 1984




B. F. White 1800-1879
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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