Historic Markers Across Georgia



Blind Tom



Marker ID: GHM 106-12
Location: Grey Rock and Warm Springs Rds near Harris County line
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 33.597    W 084° 51.746
  32.55995    -84.86243333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4P7E
Blind Tom  Marker  



Text:

200 feet east is the grave of Thomas Wiggins, (1843-1908). As "Blind Tom" he thrilled audiences here and in Europe with his remarkable musical performances. Born a slave, his native genius let reproduce perfectly on the piano any sound he heard, including classical compositions and the sounds of birds. His owners, the Bethune family, discovered his rich gift, when they heard exquisite music in their home near Columbus, and found the little blind boy at the piano. He reached the zenith of his fame on European tours during which he played before royalty.

GHM 106-12 Georgia Historical Commission 1954



 

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