Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer (HM5HU)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 3.986', W 81° 5.591'

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1909 - 1976

World-renowned songwriter John Herndon Mercer was born in Savannah and spent much of his youth in this house at 226 East Gwinnett Street. His lyrics reflected the sounds of Southern conversation, influenced by the African-American music and the natural world he experienced. During his career Mercer wrote more than one thousand songs, and nearly four hundred were used in motion pictures. Of these, eighteen were nominated for Academy Awards? ; four of which ("On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," "Moon River," and "Days of Wine and Roses") won Best Song. Mercer was a co-founder of Capitol Records and the founding president of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Johnny Mercer is buried in Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery.
HM NumberHM5HU
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-26
Year Placed2006
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Friends of Johnny Mercer
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491204 N 3547803
Decimal Degrees32.06643333, -81.09318333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 3.986', W 81° 5.591'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 3' 59.16" N, 81° 5' 35.46" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 222-226 E Gwinnett St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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