Statesboro in Bulloch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Willie McTell Trail
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 32° 26.897′ N, 81° 46.822′ W. Marker is in Statesboro, Georgia, in Bulloch County. Marker is on Railroad Street, 0.1 miles north of East Vine Street, on the left when traveling north. The marker stands between the Willie McTell Trail and Railroad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Statesboro GA 30458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fabulous Fifty of 1906 / The Delegates (within shouting distance of this marker); Statesboro, Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Statesboro Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jaeckel Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Flame of Freedom” (about 400 feet away); Mathews Building (about 400 feet away); 32 East Main Street (about 600 feet away); Center for Hardware (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Statesboro.
Regarding Willie McTell Trail. It is believed that McTell's actual family name was either McTier or McTear. His tombstone, near Thomson, Georgia, gives his birthname as "Willie Samuel McTier."
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1. More on the Life of Willie McTell. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Lyrics of Bob Dylan song, "Blind Willie McTell". Dylan's song was covered by The Allman Brothers Band (a band from Macon, Georgia, who also covered "Statesboro Blues"), The Band, and Stephen Stills among many others. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.