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Live Oak in Suwannee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

To Honor Stephen Collins Foster

1826 - 1864

 
 
Stephen Collins Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 3, 2018
1. Stephen Collins Foster Marker
Inscription.  
Creator of American Folk Song
Singer of the simple joys of home and family
and
poet who immortalized
the Suwannee River

 
Erected 1949 by Woodmen of the World of Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 30° 17.73′ N, 82° 59.096′ W. Marker is in Live Oak, Florida, in Suwannee County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Avenue South and Court Street SE, on the left when traveling north on Ohio Avenue South. Marker is located beside the walkway, near the main entrance to the Suwannee County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Ohio Avenue South, Live Oak FL 32064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Suwannee County (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynnette Ricketson Millennium Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florida Memorial College ~ Original Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harry Tyson Moore ~ A Native Son of Suwannee County
Stephen Collins Foster Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 3, 2018
2. Stephen Collins Foster Marker (wide view)
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Edward Waters College Original Site (approx. half a mile away); The Douglass Center (approx. Ύ mile away); Plot Exposed (approx. 1.6 miles away); Drenched for Days (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Live Oak.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque mounted horizontally on top of a waist-high stone pedestal.
 
Also see . . .  The Life and Musice of Stephen Collins Foster. The Center for American Music at the University of Pittsburgh website entry:
Foster began using the term "plantation song" for his compositions, many of which were gentle and nostalgic in text with music that hinted at Irish or Italian ancestry. Eventually he referred to his songs as "American melodies." The verse-chorus structure of these songs made them suitable for both the minstrel stage and the parlor. In addition to "Old Folks at Home," some of Foster's characteristic songs of this type from the early 1850s are: "Farewell, My Lilly Dear" (1851), "My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night" (1853), "Old Dog Tray" (1853), "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair" (1854) (Submitted on November 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Suwannee County Courthouse (<i>east side view; marker visible left of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 3, 2018
3. Suwannee County Courthouse (east side view; marker visible left of entrance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 3, 2022