Historic Markers Across Alabama

Thigpen’s Log Cabin Popular Dance Hall

Marker ID: ABT 
Location: behind the Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum on Rose Street, Georgiana, AL
County: Bullock
Coordinates: N 31° 38.374    W 086° 44.509
  31.63956666    -86.74181666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNGJN


While still a teenager in the early 1940s, Hank Williams used his radio show on WSFA to promote 'show dates' at schools, theaters and honky-tonks in South Alabama. Fred Thigpen's Log Cabin, which opened in 1931 a mile from Hank's boyhood home, was one of the most popular dance halls. In 1992, Mayor Lynn Watson led the drive to buy the house for a museum. The city also relocated a portion of Thigpen's to this site. With the help of fans and volunteers, the museum opened June 5, 1993. A park was created at the rear of the house for festivals. The house is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.

2006 Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel.

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