“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Jimmie Rodgers


Jimmie Rodgers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, June 21, 2015
1. Jimmie Rodgers Marker
Inscription. "Singing Brakeman" lived in Asheville, 1927. Began his country music career with radio broadcasts on WWNC, then 50 yds. W.
Erected 2013 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number P 94.)
Location. 35° 35.727′ N, 82° 33.27′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Haywood Street and Battery Park Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Haywood Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Haywood Street, Asheville NC 28801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Appalachian Stage (about 400 feet away); Immortal Image (about 500 feet away); O. Henry (about 500 feet away); Historic Hilltop (about 600 feet away); Stepping Out (about 600 feet away); Battery Porter (about 800 feet away); Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Asheville.
Also see . . .  Jimmie Rodgers Day 2013 Historic Marker Unveiling Ceremony - Asheville, North Carolina. presents a video of the 2013 Jimmie Rodgers Day celebration in Asheville. Mayor Terry Bellamy read a proclamation honoring Jimmie Rodgers, Martin Anderson of WNCW spoke for a few minutes Jimmie Rodgers and his connection to Asheville, and Michael Hill of the NC Highway Historical Marker Program spoke a little bit of the marker itself and how it fit within the state's program. The unveiling of the marker occurs almost at the end of the clip. (Submitted on November 2, 2015.) 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 62 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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