Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith (HM90L)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37403 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 2.478', W 85° 17.845'

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Born in Chattanooga to black parents, her great talent and determination earned her the title "Empress of the Blues." Death came in a tragic automobile accident in Clarksdale, Miss. In her memory, Columbia Records erected a tombstone with the epitaph
"The Greatest Blues Singer
In The World
Will Never Stop Singing."
HM NumberHM90L
Marker Number2A 75
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 3:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 655293 N 3878948
Decimal Degrees35.04130000, -85.29741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 2.478', W 85° 17.845'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 2' 28.68" N, 85° 17' 50.70" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 763 Wall St, Chattanooga TN 37403, US
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