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Harris County Historical Markers

B.F. White


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: B.F. White
  • Location: Town square across the Harris County Courthouse, Hamilton

B. F. WHITE

1800-1879

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.

ERECTED BY THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION AND FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF B. F. WHITE 1984