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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

"Uncle Dave" Macon

 
 
"Uncle Dave" Macon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
1. "Uncle Dave" Macon Marker
Inscription.  Born in Warren County in 1870, David H. Macon, the "Dixie Dew Drop,” was a farmer, freight hauler, and banjo picker and comedy singer in vaudeville. He was one of the first artists on the Grand Ole Opry, where he performed for 27 years. Wearing his black felt hat and big smile, he played his banjo and sang of the people and country he loved, gathering much of the material for his songs from personal experiences. A country music immortal. He died in 1952 and is buried here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 98.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 35° 49.822′ N, 86° 17.676′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Woodbury Pike, 0.2 miles west of Coleman Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5066 Woodbury Pike, Murfreesboro TN 37127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James M. Buchanan (approx. 4.1 miles away); Chris Young (approx. 4.2 miles away); Geographic Center of Tennessee (approx. 4.3 miles away); Black Fox Camp Spring (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Geographic Center of Tennessee (approx. 4.3 miles away); Murfreesboro (approx. 4.6 miles away); Middle Tennessee State Teachers College Training School (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
"Uncle Dave" Macon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
2. "Uncle Dave" Macon Marker
"Uncle Dave" Macon's headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
3. "Uncle Dave" Macon's headstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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