Remembering Fanny Crosby

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fanny Crosby, blind poet, hymn writer and Putnam County, New York native. Born in 1820 on Foggintown Road in Southeast, Fanny Crosby, blinded in infancy, became a famous poet and one of the most prolific hymnists in history, best known for “Blessed Assurance”. Fanny Crosby wrote more than 8,000 hymns, and her legacy lives on in Hymnals throughout the world. In 2020, the Putnam County Historian’s Office sponsored a historic marker, located at the corner of Farm to Market Road and Foggintown Road in Southeast, to commemorate Fanny Crosby’s life and times. In lieu of an in-person unveiling, due to the ongoing pandemic, the Historian’s Office presents “Remembering Fanny Crosby,” a virtual marker unveiling with contributions from Rev. Martha Vink of First United Methodist Church in Brewster and the Drew United Methodist Church in Carmel, the Southeast Museum, and Carol Bailey and Denise Bassett of Landmark Preservation Society of Southeast.