Winchester, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Patsy Cline: Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley), world-famous singer, lived in this house. She was born in Winchester Memorial Hospital on 8 Sept. 1932. On 21 Jan. 1957 she won Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts national television show’s competition singing “Walkin’ After Midnight.” In 1961 “I Fall to Pieces” became a hit. Her iconic “Crazy” was released a year later. Her haunting voice took her to the top of the charts, and her style and popularity have never waned. She died in an airplane crash on 5 Mar. 1963 in Camden, Tennessee. In 1973, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Cline is interred at nearby Shenandoah Memorial Park.
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 4i.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Women. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 21, 1957.
Location. 39° 10.726′ N, 78° 9.851′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is at Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 608 South Kent St, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Madison S. Briscoe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Centenary Reformed Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cannon Ball House (approx. ¼ mile away); Early 19th Century Stone Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Photos of Old Town Winchester (approx. ¼ mile away); Hill's Keep (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); James R. Wilkins, Sr. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Patsy Cline. Coming soon, around September 1, 2022: Includes a listing of Patsy Cline related landmarks in Winchester. (Submitted on September 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The "Incomparable" Patsy Cline. Recliner Club website entry (Submitted on September 4, 2007, by Sean Sako of Nashville, Tennessee.)
3. Marker Unveiling Tops Annual Trek For Cline. “This represents a significant milestone for the city of Winchester,” said Mayor Elizabeth A. Minor. “It’s long overdue.” (Submitted on March 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
4. Patsy Cline - The Definitive Collection. Compact Disc on Amazon.com with audio previews of 22 songs. (Submitted on January 19, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,182 times since then and 200 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week January 19, 2014. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on October 17, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4. submitted on January 19, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5, 6. submitted on September 4, 2007, by Sean Sako of Nashville, Tennessee. 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.