Thomas Andrew Dorsey

Thomas Andrew Dorsey (HM23L7)

Location: Villa Rica, GA 30180 Carroll County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 43.868', W 84° 55.081'

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Thomas Andrew Dorsey was born July 1, 1899, in Villa Rica. He learned to play the piano as a young man. His blues style combined with southern Christian praise songs earned him the title "The Father of Gospel Music."

His best known compositions were "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" and "Peace In The Valley," although he is credited with over 400 blues and jazz songs.

In 2002, the Library of Congress honored his album, Precious Lord: New Recordings of the Great Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey, by adding it to the United States National Recording Registry.
HM NumberHM23L7
Placed ByCity of Villa Rica, Georgia
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Date Added Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 692886 N 3734291
Decimal Degrees33.73113333, -84.91801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 43.868', W 84° 55.081'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 43' 52.08" N, 84° 55' 4.8600000000002" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Main St, Villa Rica GA 30180, US
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