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 at 147 Main to enlarge

--Eleanor 14:58, February 13, 2006 (EDT)

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