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Quitman in Jackson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Governor Jimmie Davis

September 11, 1899 - November 5, 2000

— You Are My Sunshine —

 
 
Governor Jimmie Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 14, 2020
1. Governor Jimmie Davis Marker
Inscription.  
* Jimmie Davis was born in Jackson Parish in 1899
* He served two terms as Governor of LA
1944-48 and 1960-64
* He was inducted into the Song Writers Hall of
Fame in 1971, the Country Music Hall of Fame
in 1972 and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1994
* The Jimmie Davis Tabernacle was built by friends
in 1965 to honor him
* In 1990, Jimmie Davis donated the Tabernacle to
Jackson Parish under the management to the
Chamber's Tabernacle board
* An annual homecoming is held the 1st Sunday in October
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentGovernment & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 1899.
 
Location. 32° 18.304′ N, 92° 38.936′ W. Marker is in Quitman, Louisiana, in Jackson Parish. Marker is on Beech Springs Road (State Highway 542) 0.2 miles south of Parish Road 432, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quitman LA 71268, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jimmie Davis Tabernacle
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(a few steps from this marker); Prehistoric Indian Village (approx. 10˝ miles away); Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 11˝ miles away).
 
Governor Jimmie Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 14, 2020
2. Governor Jimmie Davis Marker
Jimmie Davis Tabernacle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 14, 2020
3. Jimmie Davis Tabernacle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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