Spartanburg in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Grave of William Walker / Magnolia Cemetery
Erected 1976 by Spartanburg Garden Club Council. (Marker Number 42-7.)
Location. 34° 57.302′ N, 81° 56.264′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Howard Street and Magnolia Street, on the right when traveling west on Howard Street. Touch for map. Take a visit on a Saturday
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wofford College (approx. ¼ mile away); Central Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Evins-Bivings House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spartanburg Methodist College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Daniel Morgan Monument (approx. half a mile away); Arthur Prysock / Ira Tucker (approx. half a mile away); Spartanburg Town Clock (approx. half a mile away); 156 West Main Street (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
Also see . . .
1. Southern Harmony. The Southern Harmony is a shape note hymn and tune book compiled by William Walker. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. William Walker. William Walker (May 6, 1809 – September 24, 1875) was a Baptist song leader, shape note "singing master", and compiler of three shape note tunebooks. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Annual 'Singin’ Billy’ Walker Shape-Note Singing
Each March, a festival is held on the campus of Wofford College to honor the work and legacy of 'Singin' Billy' Walker. Shapenote singers from the Southeast attend for the day-long event. The event is free and open to the public. No experience is necessary to participate. The event ends with a prayer service at Walker's grave site.
— Submitted September 17, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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