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Cuthbert in Randolph County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Henderson Home

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
1. Henderson Home Marker
Inscription. Fletcher H. Henderson (1857-1943), pioneer Georgia educator, built this home in 1888 and lived here until his death. Principal of nearby Howard Normal-Randolph School 1880-1942, his contributions to education won professional recognition and enriched the lives of a multitude of students. Fletcher Henderson, Jr. (1897-1952), born here, developed one of the earliest “Big Bands.” A pianist and composer, he was a pioneer in “swing” music. He was Down Beat Magazine Arranger of Year in 1938 and 1940. The Hendersons are buried near here in Greenwood Cemetery.
 
Erected 1986 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Friends of the Henderson Family.
 
Location. 31° 45.837′ N, 84° 47.727′ W. Marker is in Cuthbert, Georgia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Andrew Street and Fifth Street, on the left when traveling south on Andrew Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1016 Andrew Street, Cuthbert GA 39840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Dead and Hospitals (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shady Grove (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrew College (approx.
Henderson Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
2. Henderson Home Marker
Looking north on Andrew Street (left) toward Andrew College in Cuthbert
half a mile away); Andrew Female College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of First Randolph County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Carnegie Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frederick Davis Patterson, M.D. / Patterson Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away); Randolph County (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuthbert.
 
Also see . . .  Fletcher Henderson. A Wikipedia article on Fletcher Henderson, Jr.'s career. (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Henderson Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
3. Henderson Home Marker
Looking south on Andrew Street
Henderson Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
4. Henderson Home and Marker
Henderson Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
5. Henderson Home and Marker
Fletcher Henderson, Jr. image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
6. Fletcher Henderson, Jr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 1, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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