Mt. Airy in Surry County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Andy Griﬃth Show
Erected by the people of TV Land.
Location. 36° 29.87′ N, 80° 36.52′ W. Marker is in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, in Surry County. Marker is on Rockford Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in front of the Andy Griffith Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Airy NC 27030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stoneman’s Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); 90 MM Gun Tank M47 Patton (approx. 1.4 miles away); Siamese Twins (approx. 3.3 miles away); Patrick County / North Carolina (approx. 4.8 miles away in Virginia); Stuart's Birthplace (approx. 5.4 miles away in Virginia); Laurel Hill (approx. 5.4 miles away in Virginia); Hardin Taliaferro (approx. 6 miles away); Patrick County Virginia / North Carolina (approx. 8.1 miles away in Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in Mt. Airy.
1. The Andy Griffith Show. Wikipedia entry. “The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised by CBS between October 3, 1960, and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays a widowed sheriff in the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina.”
2. Andy Griffith (1926–2012). Wikipedia Entry. “Andrew Samuel ‘Andy’ Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, television producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. A Tony Award nominee for two roles, he gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan’s film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead characters in the 1960–1968 situation comedy The Andy Griffith Show and in the 1986–1995 legal drama Matlock.’
3. ‘Mayberry’ remembers Andy Griffith. CNN news article and Larry King interview of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts. “Just a few miles south of the Virginia state line, Mount Airy, North Carolina—a former stagecoach
4. TV Land to Unveil ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ Statue. This pair of statues are a copy of the ones first erected by TV Land in Raleigh at Pullen Park. “The StudioEIS sculpture and design team is comprised of 10 members which includes portrait Sculptor, Stuart Williamson, a former Senior Sculptor at Madam Tussaud’s London. All are under the direction of Ivan Schwartz, Studio Director and Art Director for the project.”
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