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Near Robards in Henderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Louis "Grandpa" Jones

 
 
Louis "Grandpa" Jones Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
1. Louis "Grandpa" Jones Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  Louis Marshall Jones was born Oct. 20, 1913 in Niagara, Ky. He was known as “Grandpa” Jones throughout his 70-year career as a country music entertainer. He made his radio debut in 1929 and published his first song in 1937. Old time banjo “clawhammer” style was added in the 1940s. His first recording was in 1943.

In 1946, Jones joined the Grand Ole Opry & married music partner, Ramona Riggins. He was cast member of the TV show “Hee Haw” from 1968- 1993 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 1978. He died on Feb. 19, 1998 in Tn. and was among the First Pioneers inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2002.
Presented by Henderson Co. Historical Society

 
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2442.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 20, 1913.
 
Location.
Louis "Grandpa" Jones Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
2. Louis "Grandpa" Jones Marker (Side B)
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37° 43.152′ N, 87° 29.012′ W. Marker is near Robards, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 136 0.2 miles south of Kentucky Route 416, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15985 KY-136, Robards KY 42452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Bethel Gresham (approx. 6.8 miles away); Sebree Colored School (approx. 7.9 miles away); Gen. Samuel Hopkins (approx. 8.1 miles away); McMullin-Warren House (approx. 8.2 miles away); First Kentucky Consumer Rural Cooperative Electricity (approx. 8.6 miles away); Transylvania Company (approx. 9 miles away); Fernwood Cemetery (approx. 9.4 miles away); Nurse Mary W. Arvin (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Grandpa Jones. Artist biography by the County Music Hall of Fame. (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Louis "Grandpa" Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
3. Louis "Grandpa" Jones Marker
Ramona Riggins (l) and Louis "Grandpa" Jones image. Click for full size.
Henry Horenstein via National Museum of American History / Fair use
4. Ramona Riggins (l) and Louis "Grandpa" Jones
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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