B. F. WHITE
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.
(Below the marker text is a short line of music (tenor, last bars) from B. F. White’s tune The Morning Trumpet.)