Historic Markers Across Alabama

William Christopher Handy

Marker ID:  
Location: behind Marriott Shoals in River Heritage Park at Walk of Honor, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 48.397    W 087° 37.908
  34.80661666    -87.6318
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Born in Florence in 1873, W.C. Handy wrote some of the country's most recognizable blues music such as the "St. Louis Blues." He became internationally known as the "Father of the Blues." Inducted 2007 City of Florence Walk of Honor

Erected 2007 by City of Florence Walk of Honor.

End of William Christopher Handy