Alex Haley's Boyhood Home

Alex Haley's Boyhood Home (HMNUS)

Location: Henning, TN 38041 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 40.396', W 89° 34.569'

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Will Palmer, a prominent Henning businessman, built this house in 1918-19, Palmer's grandson Alex Haley lived here from 1921 to 1929 and later spent many summers with his grand-parents. It was on the porch that he heard the stories told by his grandmother and aunts which inspired him to write his 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Roots. Millions of Americans watched an eight-part television adaptation the following year.
Marker Number4E 71
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 266838 N 3950767
Decimal Degrees35.67326667, -89.57615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 40.396', W 89° 34.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 40' 23.76" N, 89° 34' 34.14" W
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Area Code(s)731, 901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Church St, Henning TN 38041, US
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