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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Elbert Columbus "E.C." Miller

October 16, 1925-March 25, 2012

 
 
Elbert Columbus "E.C." Miller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
1. Elbert Columbus "E.C." Miller Marker
Inscription.  Born approximately one mile from the bridge in a house near the Elk River, Elbert Columbus “E.C.” Miller was an acclaimed, self-taught musician, who mastered his three-finger style on the five-string banjo. Miller had his own line of banjos, played with his band as well as a multitude of other bands. He also wrote and sang numerous songs. Miller taught bluegrass music at East Tennessee State University between 1997 and 2012. He played with Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Alison Krauss, Bill Monroe, and Johnny Cash. The self-taught musician became a nation-wide name when he performed on “On the Road with Charles Kuralt”. In 2002 the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance awarded E.C. Miller the Leon Kiser Award for his impact on bluegrass and country music.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 149.)
 
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.
Elbert Columbus "E.C." Miller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
2. Elbert Columbus "E.C." Miller Marker
36° 18.169′ N, 82° 22.08′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Stout Drive 0.1 miles south of Martha Culp Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on north side of Roy Nicks Hall on the East Tennessee State University campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 Stout Dr, Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Soldiers’ Home (approx. half a mile away); Johnson City (approx. half a mile away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mountain Home National Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tree Streets Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); William Nelson Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); State Flag (approx. 1.1 miles away); Colored Christian Church and Colored School (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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