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Birthplace of Lester Raymond Flatt

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 4, 2020
1. Birthplace of Lester Raymond Flatt Marker
Inscription.  Born June 19, 1914, in the Duncan's Chapel area of Overton County, Lester Raymond Flatt helped define traditional bluegrass music. He became an original member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in 1945. From 1948 to 1969 he achieved fame as the lead singer and guitarist for Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys. Flatt became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1964, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985, and was an original inductee into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 1991.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 55.)
 
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.
 
Location. 36° 23.014′ N, 85° 19.372′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Tennessee, in Overton County. Marker is at the intersection of East Court Square (State Highway 52) and North Court Square, on the left when traveling north on
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 4, 2020
2. Birthplace of Lester Raymond Flatt Marker
East Court Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 East Court Square, Livingston TN 38570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overton County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Staff Sergeant Loval E. Ayers (a few steps from this marker); Specialist 4 James T. Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Overton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Overton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert Houston Roberts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Zollicoffer (approx. 2.7 miles away); Heart of Controversy (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lester Flatt. Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum induction page. (Submitted on October 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Lester Flatt (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
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Courtesy Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum
3. Lester Raymond Flatt
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 27, 2020