Grave of William Walker / Magnolia Cemetery

Grave of William Walker / Magnolia Cemetery (HM6BU)

Location: Spartanburg, SC 29303 Spartanburg County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 57.302', W 81° 56.264'

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Grave of William Walker
William "Singin' Billy" Walker (1809-1875) was the author of Southern Harmony, a collection of religious music employing shaped musical notes to aid those who could not read standard musical notation. He later published the more elaborate Christian Harmony and taught "singing schools" throughout the middle, southern and western states. He is buried in Magnolia Cemetery.

Magnolia Cemetery
In 1838, Jesse Cleveland deeded 2 1/2 acres of this land, including the village cemetery, to the town of Spartanburg for a graveyard. It was enlarged in 1868 by the purchase of 1 1/8 acres from Robert E. Cleveland. The earliest legible inscription is found on the marker to Robert Walker, who died in 1810. Many of Spartanburg's early civil, educational, and political leaders are buried here.
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HM NumberHM6BU
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Marker Number42-7
Year Placed1976
Placed BySpartanburg Garden Club Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:48am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 414382 N 3868457
Decimal Degrees34.95503333, -81.93773333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 57.302', W 81° 56.264'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 57' 18.12" N, 81° 56' 15.84" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 340-398 Howard St, Spartanburg SC 29303, US
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