Near Rosine in Ohio County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Half a mile or so to the south of here is Jerusalem Ridge, made famous by Bill Monroe's 1975 instrumental recording of the same name.
Slightly higher in elevation than Pigeon Ridge (where the Homeplace stands), Jerusalem Ridge was one of the places where Monroe menfolk went to hunt. “That's where we fox-hunted when I was growing up,” Bill Monroe once said. “I have loved that area ever since I was a kid.”
In the 1920s, Bill and his father, J.B. Monroe, would take their foxhounds to Jerusalem Ridge, turn them loose, and sit by a campfire, listening to the dogs bark as they chased the fox. J.B. once asked a friend who was there, “Ain't that the prettiest music you ever heard?”
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Arts, Letters, Music • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1975.
Location. 37° 26.426′ N, 86° 45.844′ W. Marker is near Rosine, Kentucky, in Ohio County. Marker is on Homeplace Lane, 0.7 miles east of U.S. 62, on the right when traveling east. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6210 US 62, Cromwell KY 42333, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monroe Homeplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarence Wilson Home (approx. half a mile away); Home of Charlie and Betty Monroe (approx. half a mile away); Rosine (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rosine Area Veterans Monument (approx. 1½ miles away); William Smith Bill Monroe (approx. 1½ miles away); PFC Wesley Phelps / Medal of Honor Winner (approx. 1½ miles away); Barnett's Station (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rosine.
Also see . . . Jerusalem Ridge - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys [Live Concert 1994]. Bill Monroe with His Bluegrass Boys performing a live concert at the Charlotte (MI) Bluegrass Festival in 1994. Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music, was 82 at the time of this performance which remains as one of the last recorded concerts by the legendary performer. (Submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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