Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Grave of William Walker

Marker ID: SCHM 42-7
Location: Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia Street, Spartanburg
County: Spartanburg
Coordinates: N 34° 57.298    W 081° 56.253
  34.954967    -81.93755
Style: Free Standing **


William "Singin´ Billy" Walker (1809-1875) was the author of Southern Harmony, a collection of religious music employing shaped musical notes to aid those who could not read standard musical notation. He later published the more elaborate Christian Harmony and taught "singing schools" throughout the middle, southern and western states. He is buried in Magnolia Cemetery.

Erected by Spartanburg Garden Club Council - 1976


Two sided - Magnolia Cemetery