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Bristol in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Country and Western Recording

 
 
First Country and Western Recording Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
1. First Country and Western Recording Marker
North face
Inscription.  (North Face)
Erected August 16, 1971
Honoring
A.P. Carter
Sara Carter
Maybelle Carter
Jimmie Rodgers
Who recorded the first Country and Western music to be distributed nationwide in Bristol, Tennessee on August 2, 1927


(West Face)
Dedicated by the people of Bristol
The Historical Committee of the Greater Bristol Area Chamber of Commerce
The Bristol Lodge No. 14 International Oddfellows


(East Face)
Recorded by Ralph Peer for Victor Record Company
 
Erected 1971 by The people of Bristol, The Historical Committee of the Greater Bristol Area Chamber of Commerce, The Bristol Lodge No. 14 International Oddfellows.
 
Location. 36° 35.689′ N, 82° 10.87′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (Tennessee Route 34) and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, on the right when
First Country and Western Recording Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
2. First Country and Western Recording Marker
West face
traveling east on State Street. Between Bristol Sessions (1A 140) and Birthplace of Bristol (1A 137) markers. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol TN 37620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Bristol (here, next to this marker); Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker); Vance Klondike Derby (within shouting distance of this marker in Virginia); Jimmie Rodgers (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker in Virginia); Historic Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker in Virginia); Bristol Union Railway Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line in Virginia); Overmountain Patriots of the American Revolution (about 700 feet away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
 
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First Country and Western Recording Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
3. First Country and Western Recording Marker
East face
First Country and Western Recording Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
4. First Country and Western Recording Marker
Shown between Bristol Session and Birthplace of Bristol. Civil War Memorial visible in the background
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2020. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 771 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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