Birthplace of Aretha Franklin

Birthplace of Aretha Franklin (HM20FG)

Location: Memphis, TN 38106 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 6.848', W 90° 2.925'

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Aretha Franklin was born in this house on March 25, 1942, to Baptist Bishop C.L. and Barbara Franklin. Ms. Franklin is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She began her career as a child singing gospel at her father's church, New Salem Baptist, located not far from here on Latham Street. At the age of 18, Ms. Franklin embarked on a secular career. She would leave Memphis and go on to become one of America's greatest singers. Memphis, Tennessee loves and honors our hometown singer the "Queen of Soul", Ms. Aretha Franklin.
HM NumberHM20FG
Year Placed2017
Placed ByThe City of Memphis
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768972 N 3889686
Decimal Degrees35.11413333, -90.04875000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 6.848', W 90° 2.925'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 6' 50.88" N, 90° 2' 55.5" W
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Area Code(s)901
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 406 Lucy Ave, Memphis TN 38106, US
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