America - the Hymn

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Samuel Francis Smith came to Andover in 1829 to attend Andover Theological Seminary. In 1832 he wrote the words to America ("My Country Tis of Thee") in the house at 147 Main Street - now known as the "America House."


  • Men of Andover by Claude Moore Fuess, page 45-51, Andover Room R920 Fue
  • "Andover is the Home of America", Townsman, April, 15, 2010

America House at 147 Main to enlarge
...America House.... click to enlarge
...Samuel Francis Smith House (America House) Narrative.... click to enlarge
...Lyrics to the song, America, written by Samuel Francis Smith at America House.... click to enlarge

--Eleanor 14:58, February 13, 2006 (EDT)
--Kim 12:10, November 8, 2011 (EST)

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