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G. P. Hamilton

 
 
G. P. Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2020
1. G. P. Hamilton Marker
Inscription.  Born in Memphis in 1867, G.P. Hamilton was the author of The Bright Side of Memphis, one of the earliest books on black residents of Memphis. In 1892 Hamilton, an honors graduate of LeMoyne, was appointed principal of Kortrecht, the first public high school for blacks in Memphis. There he organized the first black high school band in the city. He was the first principal of B.T. Washington High School. Hamilton Elementary, Jr. and Sr. High Schools are named for him.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 109.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 35° 6.403′ N, 90° 1.101′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilson Street and Kerr Avenue, on the right when traveling
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north on Wilson Street. Marker is on stone at southeast corner of intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1478 Wilson Street, Memphis TN 38106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chew C. Sawyer (approx. ¼ mile away); Zion Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Moss ~ Calvin McDowell ~ William Henry Stewart (approx. 0.3 miles away); Calvary Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tennessee Williams’ First Play (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stax Recording Studios (approx. one mile away); The Memphis 13/Rozelle Elementary School (approx. one mile away); Forrest's Artillery Positions (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  The Bright Side of Memphis. Google Books scan of the book. (Submitted on April 28, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
G. P. Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2020
2. G. P. Hamilton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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