“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

The Carter Family

"A.P." Carter, 1891-1960; Sara Doughert09-y, 1898-1979; "Mother" Maybelle Carter, 1909-1978


— Clinch Mountain —

Virginia Legends Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 20, 2010
1. Virginia Legends Walk Marker
Inscription.  “The First Family of Country Music,” They switched emphasis from hillbilly instrumentals to harmony vocals, made scores of standard country music classics, and made their “CarterLick” guitar-playing the dominant technique for decades. The first group inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970, they also earned a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2005 and Grammy Hall of Fame songwriting recognition in 1998.
Erected 1999 by City of Virginia Beach.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Legends Walk series list.
Location. 36° 50.49′ N, 75° 58.437′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Pacific Avenue just south of 14th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson (here, next to this marker); Robert E. Lee
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(here, next to this marker); Alan B. Shepard (here, next to this marker); Pocahontas (here, next to this marker); William Henry Harrison (here, next to this marker); Zachary Taylor (a few steps from this marker); William Styron (a few steps from this marker); Woodrow Wilson (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 30, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 26, 2021