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Villa Rica in Carroll County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Thomas Andrew Dorsey

 
 
Thomas Andrew Dorsey Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
1. Thomas Andrew Dorsey Marker
Inscription. Thomas Andrew Dorsey was born July 1, 1899, in Villa Rica. He learned to play the piano as a young man. His blues style combined with southern Christian praise songs earned him the title “The Father of Gospel Music.”

His best known compositions were “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” and “Peace In The Valley,” although he is credited with over 400 blues and jazz songs.

In 2002, the Library of Congress honored his album, Precious Lord: New Recordings of the Great Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey, by adding it to the United States National Recording Registry.
 
Erected by City of Villa Rica, Georgia.
 
Location. 33° 43.868′ N, 84° 55.081′ W. Marker is in Villa Rica, Georgia, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of North Carroll Road and Main Street (Georgia Route 61) when traveling south on North Carroll Road. Touch for map. The marker is located on a pillar on the right side of The Mill Amphitheater. Marker is in this post office area: Villa Rica GA 30180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Riders (about 400 feet away,
Thomas Andrew Dorsey Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
2. Thomas Andrew Dorsey Marker
measured in a direct line); Villa Rica Explosion (about 500 feet away); Villa Rica's Textile Industry (about 600 feet away); Bank of Villa Rica (about 600 feet away); Thomas A. Dorsey (approx. half a mile away); Fullerville Jail (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Grove (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Villa Rica.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  12 Facts About Thomas A. Dorsey. (Submitted on December 8, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
Thomas Andrew Dorsey Marker and The Mill Amphitheater image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
3. Thomas Andrew Dorsey Marker and The Mill Amphitheater
Thomas Andrew Dorsey image. Click for full size.
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4. Thomas Andrew Dorsey
The Mill Amphitheater Plaque image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
5. The Mill Amphitheater Plaque
The matching plaque on the left pillar names the city and state officials when The Mill Amphitheater was built in 2010
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 8, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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