Eunice Kathleen Waymon was born in this house on February 21, 1933. She grew up to become Nina Simone, who introduced the world to a unique musical infusion of pop, gospel, classical, jazz, folk and ballads, that she called “Black Classical Music.” Her voice and music were instrumental in the American Civil Rights Movement. The Nina Simone Birthplace is being restored and is currently not open to the public. For more information visit online at http://www.eunicewaymonbirthplace.blogs.com
Take I-26 to exit 67- Highway 108, Tryon/Columbus. Travel west on Highway 108 for about 3.5 miles. Turn left on East Howard, then left onto Cleveland. Then turn right on Markham. Follow Markham past the “Big Green House” and Garrison Chapel Church. The Nina Simone house will be one block up on the left.