Mount Airy in Surry County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
April 5, 1921-May 31, 2006
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Entertainment.
Location. 36° 30.091′ N, 80° 36.524′ W. Marker is in Mount Airy, North Carolina, in Surry County. Marker is on West Oak Street west of North Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Airy NC 27030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Fred Cockerham (here, next to this marker); Tommy Jarrell (here, next to this marker); Donna Fargo (here, next to this marker); The Whittling Wall (here, next to this marker); Floyd Eugene "Flip" Rees (a few steps from this marker); The Mill Worker (a few steps from this marker); The Whittler (a few steps from this marker); Leonidas Harold "L.H." Jones (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Airy.
Also see . . . Historic Artist Ralph Epperson Radio Programmer and Traditional Music Promotor Surry County. Ralph Deward Epperson was born on April 5, 1921, in “The Hollows,” a community more commonly known as Ararat, Virginia. Although Ralph did not play a musical instrument, he played a tremendous role in preserving Surry County’s old-time, bluegrass and gospel music. Growing up he recorded his family and neighbors on lacquer discs. Ralph’s mother, Lula Watson Epperson, wanted him to become a preacher, but as he leaned toward radio broadcasting he thought about spreading the gospel to many elderly and shut-in people in the northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia area. (Submitted on November 6, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.