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Hamilton in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

B. F. White

1800 - 1879

 
 
B. F. White Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
1. B. F. White Marker
Inscription.  Song writer, teacher, editor, lived in Hamilton, 1843-c.1868, was mayor, 1865. Near this spot in 1844 he published Sacred Harp, a “fa-sol-la” acappella singing school book now in its 14th edition.

White taught in a local academy, conducted singing schools in many places and organized singing conventions, some of which still exist. He died in Atlanta and is buried in Oakland Cemetery.
 
Erected 1984 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Friends and Family of B. F. White.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesEducationGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 32° 45.5′ N, 84° 52.513′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker is on North College Street (U.S. 27) 0 miles north of Blue Springs Road (Georgia Route 116), on the right when traveling south. The marker is in the town square, between College Street (US 27) and the Confederate Monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton GA 31811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S.S. Harris County (within shouting distance of this marker); Harris County (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbus Baptist Association (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hamilton Female College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Valley of Hope (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project (approx. 4.2 miles away); Callaway Gardens (approx. 5 miles away); Pioneer Log Cabin (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of B.F. White. A more detailed biography of Benjamin Franklin White, reprinted from the March-April 1997 issue of "Away Here in Texas." (Submitted on September 15, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
B. F. White Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
2. B. F. White Marker
The Confederate Monument is to the right
Confederate Monument in Hamilton Town Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
3. Confederate Monument in Hamilton Town Square
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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