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Albany in Dougherty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ray Charles

1930-2004

 
 
Ray Charles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 25, 2008
1. Ray Charles Marker
Inscription.  Ray Charles was a pioneering musician who shaped the sound of Rhythm and Blues. Born in Albany, Georgia, Charles was blind by age six. He later became known as one of the wolds's most loved entertainers and called "The Genius of Soul" for his innovative renditions of pop, rock and country music. His recording of "Georgia On My Mind" became the official state song of Georgia. He died in Beverly Hills, California at age 73.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 31° 34.567′ N, 84° 8.923′ W. Marker is in Albany, Georgia, in Dougherty County. Marker is on South Front Street, 0 miles south of West Broad Avenue (Georgia Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 S Front Street, Albany GA 31701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flint River Bridge World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bridge House (about 500 feet away); Nelson Tift (about 600 feet away); Flood of July 7, 1994
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(about 600 feet away); The Exchange Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); C.B. (Chevene Bowers) King (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Albany Herald (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Albany (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Ray Charles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 25, 2008
2. Ray Charles Marker
Ray Charles statue in the plaza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 25, 2008
3. Ray Charles statue in the plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on September 8, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • David Seibert was the editor who published this page.

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