Villa Rica in Carroll County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
His best known compositions were “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” and “Peace In The Valley,” although he is credited with over 400 blues and jazz songs.
In 2002, the Library of Congress honored his album, Precious Lord: New Recordings of the Great Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey, by adding it to the United States National Recording Registry.
Erected by City of Villa Rica, Georgia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 33° 43.868′ N, 84° 55.081′ W. Marker is in Villa Rica, Georgia, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of North Carroll Road and Main Street (Georgia Route 61) when traveling south on North Carroll Road. The marker is located on a pillar Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Villa Rica GA 30180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Riders (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Villa Rica Explosion (about 500 feet away); Villa Rica's Textile Industry (about 600 feet away); Bank of Villa Rica (about 600 feet away); Thomas A. Dorsey (approx. half a mile away); Fullerville Jail (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Grove (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Villa Rica.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 8, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.