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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Christopher Handy

City of Florence Walk of Honor

 
 
William Christopher Handy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 13, 2009
1. William Christopher Handy Marker
Inscription.
Born in Florence in 1873, W.C. Handy wrote some of the country's most recognizable blues music such as the "St. Louis Blues." He became internationally known as the "Father of the Blues."
 
Erected 2007 by City of Florence.
 
Location. 34° 48.395′ N, 87° 37.884′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in River Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William D. "Buddy" Killen (here, next to this marker); Edward Asbury O'Neal, III (here, next to this marker); Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals (here, next to this marker); Caroline Lee Hentz (here, next to this marker); Thomas Sigismund Stribling (here, next to this marker); Justice John A. McKinley (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ethelbert Brinkley Norton (here, next to this marker); Harlon Hill (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hall of fame inductee. W.C. Handy (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
William Christopher Handy Statue image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 25, 2009
2. William Christopher Handy Statue
 

2. W. C. Handy. William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a blues composer and musician, often known as the "Father of the Blues". (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

3. Bio True Story. W.C. Handy Biography in full William Christopher Handy (1873~1958) (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

4. History in the Making UNA. W.C. Handy - Father of the Blues (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
William Christopher Handy Birth Home image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, February 25, 2002
3. William Christopher Handy Birth Home
William Christopher Handy Picture image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2008
4. William Christopher Handy Picture
William Christopher Handy Picture hanging at Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia, Al
William Christopher Handy Birthday Cake image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 16, 2009
5. William Christopher Handy Birthday Cake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,360 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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