Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Maybelle Carter Family Residence
In 1947 the Maybelle Carter family bought the home at 4101 Old Springfield Road here in Glen Allen, Virginia. They performed on local radio stations WRNL-WRVA and the Old Dominion Barn Dance while living in the Richmond area. The daughters attended local schools, including Glen Allen High School. The Carter Family was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970 and in 1988 to the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 1993 the US Postal Service issued a stamp honoring the family. In 2001 the group was inducted into the International Bluegrass Hall of Honor, and in 2005 they received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Erected by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-39.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Grammy Award Winners series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
Location. 37° 40.664′ N, 77° 31.897′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Mountain Road Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4101 Old Mountain Road, Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meadow Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); Courtney Road Service Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Courtney Road Service Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hanover County / Henrico County (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Meadow Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Echo Lake (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sheppard and Baker's Grant (approx. one mile away); Box Car (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allen.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 194 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 30, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.