Historic Markers Across Georgia

Henderson Home

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: 1016 Andrew Street at Fifth Street, Cuthbert, GA
County: Randolph
Coordinates: N 31° 45.837    W 084° 47.727
  31.76395028    -84.79544868
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAFK1
Henderson Home Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Fletcher H. Henderson (1857-1943), pioneer Georgia educator, built this home in 1888 and lived here until his death. Principal of nearby Howard Normal-Randolph School 1880-1942, his contributions to education won professional recognition and enriched the lives of a multiple of students. Fletcher Henderson, Jr. (1897-1952), born here, developed one of the earliest "Big Bands." A pianist and composer, he was a pioneer in "swing" music. He was Down Beat Magazine Arranger of the Year in 1938 and 1940. The Hendersons are buried near here in Greenwood Cemetery.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Friends of the Henderson Family, 1986

Henderson Home
Photo by Ken Moser