Near Whitetop in Grayson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
White Top Folk Festival
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UE-9.)
Location. 36° 37.745′ N, 81° 35.237′ W. Marker is near Whitetop, Virginia, in Grayson County. Marker is at the intersection of Whitetop Mountain Road (County Route 600) and Mud Creek Lane, on the left when traveling north on Whitetop Mountain Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitetop VA 24292, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitetop (approx. 1.2 miles away); Christmas Tree Farms (approx. “Virginia Creeper” Railroad (approx. 3 miles away); Green Cove Station (approx. 3.2 miles away); “Maud Bows to The Virginia Creeper” (approx. 3.2 miles away); John Deere Mower Model 2 (approx. 5.4 miles away); Grayson County (approx. 5.5 miles away); North Carolina / Virginia (approx. 8 miles away in North Carolina). Click for a list of all markers in Whitetop.
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1. Wikipedia Entry. The idea for the festival came to John Blakemore after a local musician suggested holding a Fourth of July fiddler's contest on Whitetop Mountain. Blakemore mentioned it to his cousin, John Buchanan, who told his wife, Annabel. Annabel Buchanan, a talented musician and music teacher, had been putting on small music programs around Marion, Virginia, for several years. She discussed the idea with her friend, classical composer John Powell. Blakemore, Buchanan, and Powell began planning for a music festival that included more than the original idea of a fiddler’s contest. They decided that they would consider only “old (Submitted on June 8, 2013.)
Whitetop Folk Festival, 1930s, William “Bud” Spencer flatfooting (Submitted on June 8, 2013.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
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