Andy Samuel Griffith - Mt Airy, NC
Posted by: fatcat161
N 36° 29.458 W 080° 36.574
17S E 534969 N 4038476
Quick Description: Andy's childhood home is on Haymore St under the shadow of the watertower.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2009 6:24:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM7ER1
Andy Samuel Griffith (born June 1, 1926) is an American actor, director, producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer.
Griffith was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina, the only child of Geneva and Carl Lee Griffith. At a very young age, Griffith had to live with relatives until his parents could afford to get a home of their own. Without a crib or a bed, he slept in drawers for a few months. In 1929, when Griffith was three years old, his father took a job working as a carpenter and was finally able to purchase a home in Mount Airy's "blue-collar" southside. (visit link
In one episode of The Andy Griffith Show Andy send Barney to the school crossing at Haymore St. The school was actually several block away.
The house is now rented much like a beach house to guest. There is a sign advising if it is occupied.