“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)

Dr. Ralph Stanley

1927 - 2016


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Dr. Ralph Stanley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Dr. Ralph Stanley Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Ralph Stanley formed the Clinch Mountain Boys and introduced his distinctive singing and a unique style of banjo playing now called "Stanley style." Leading the first generation of bluegrass musicians, he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor and was the first person inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in the third millennium. Elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Stanley won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Erected 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 Grammy Award Winners 🎶, and the Virginia Legends Walk series lists.
Location. 36° 50.488′ N, 75° 58.43′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Atlantic Avenue just south of 14th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. L. Douglas Wilder (here, next to this marker); Matthew Fontaine Maury (here, next to this marker); Secretariat (here, next to this marker); James P. Lannon (here, next to this marker); Claude V. Ricketts (here, next to this marker); Meriwether Lewis (here, next to this marker); Richard E. Byrd (here, next to this marker); Arthur Ashe (here, next to 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 Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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