MusicianWillie Samuel McTear (1901-1959) was born between Big and Little Briar Creeks in the Happy Valley community. In 1911, he and his mother moved to Statesboro, where he began his life of traveling and performing. Although blind from infancy, Willie developed a lifelong independence based on his acute sense of hearing, remarkable memory and versatile musical genius.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Department of Natural Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 360429 N 3703940|
|Decimal Degrees||33.46583333, -82.50195000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 27.95', W 82° 30.117'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 27' 57.00" N, 82° 30' 7.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 103 Main St, Thomson GA 30824, US|
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