Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Sacred Harp Markers, B. F. White

Text on marker:
  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.)

The B. F. White historical marker was erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, and Friends and Family of B. F. White in 1984. It is placed on the town square of Hamilton, Harris County, Georgia, between College Street/US 27 and the Confederate Monument.

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