Historic Markers Across Alabama

Hank Williams' Boyhood Home

Marker ID: ABT 
Location: Rose Street, Georgiana, AL
County: Bullock
Coordinates: N 31° 38.374    W 086° 44.509
  31.63956666    -86.74181666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNGJK


Hiram Williams lived in Georgiana from age 7 to 11. In 1931, Mrs. Lillie Williams moved Hiram and his sister Irene from rural Wilcox County to this house owned by Thaddeus B. Rose. When he was 8, his mother bought him a guitar for $3.50. Black street musician Rufus (Tee-Tot) Payne became his teacher. Hiram practiced guitar under the raised-cottage house and sang on the streets for tips. The family moved to Greenville in the fall of 1934 and then to Montgomery in 1937 where, at age 14, Hiram began calling himself 'Hank.'

2006 Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel.

End of Hank Williams' Boyhood Home