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Lawrenceburg in Lawrence County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

James David Vaughan

1864~1941

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
1. James David Vaughan Marker
Inscription. Born in 1864, James D. Vaughan was a renowned gospel songwriter and publisher. In 1902 he founded the Vaughan Music Company in Lawrenceburg. In 1922, he established radio station WOAN, considered the first radio station licensed in Tennessee. In 1925, Vaughan had sixteen full~time gospel quartets touring the nation. Operating in Lawrenceburg until 1929, WOAN broadcasted gospel music throughout the South.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3F 43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 14.418′ N, 87° 20.117′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, in Lawrence County. Touch for map. This historical marker is at the exact location of Vaughan Publishing Company where today stands an impressive SunTrust Bank branch office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Public Square, Lawrenceburg TN 38464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. David Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Trail of Tears Memorial (within shouting
James David Vaughan Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2010
2. James David Vaughan Plaque
James David Vaughan 1864-1941 Inducted in 1997 to Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame This plaque can be seen in Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame.
distance of this marker); Skirmish at Lawrenceburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse - Lawrence County Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Mexican War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); David Crockett's Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneers in Textiles (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceburg.
 
Additional comments.
1. James D Vaughan
The Vaughan Museum is located on the Historic Public Square in Lawrenceburg, on the spot were Mr. Vaughan began the music school and publishing company, now upstairs in the Suntrust Bank Building. A James D. Vaughan Festival is held each July in Lawrenceburg, we invite you to attend.
    — Submitted March 31, 2011.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyCommunicationsNotable Persons
 
James David Vaughan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
3. James David Vaughan Marker
James David Vaughan and the Vaughan Quartet circa 1910 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
4. James David Vaughan and the Vaughan Quartet circa 1910
Vaughan Quartet Here To Night
Vaughan is the founder of the music known as Southern Gospel. From this location on the Square, Vaughn financed the first professional gospel quartets. Because of Vaughan and his many associates, the United States Congress has declared Lawrenceburg as the birthplace of Southern Gospel Music.
 
 
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