High Point in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jazz Saxophonist and Composer
1926 - 1967
A world-renowned jazz legend whose warm and lyrical style influences generations of artists.
His boyhood home is nearby on Underhill Street.
"My music is the spiritual expression of what I am my faith, my knowledge, my being." J. Coltrane
Erected 1996 by John Coltrane Commemorative Planning Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 35° 57.352′ N, 80° 0.15′ W. Marker is in High Point, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of South Hamilton Street and East Commerce Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Hamilton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 S Hamilton St, High Point NC 27260, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named John Coltrane (here, next to this marker); Willis Howard "Willis" Slane (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woolworth Students' Sit-in (about 700 feet away); February 11, 1960 Myrtle Furr Hayworth Barthmaier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Furniture Exposition Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sewell Farlow Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Perley Albert "P.A." Thomas (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in High Point.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.