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Near Carthage in Panola County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jim Reeves

(August 30, 1924 - July 31, 1964)

 
 
Jim Reeves Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Stricklin
1. Jim Reeves Marker
Inscription.  

Born in Galloway, James Travis Reeves played professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league team until an injury forced him to abandon that career. He became a radio disc jockey and formed a country western band. Joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1955, he became a world famous singer. Known fondly as "Gentleman Jim," Reeves was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967, three years after he died in a plane crash.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10846.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsEntertainmentSettlements & SettlersSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
Location. 32° 10.568′ N, 94° 16.805′ W. Marker is near Carthage, Texas, in Panola County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 79. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carthage TX 75633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Respess Family and Respess Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Panola County Jail
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(approx. 3.6 miles away); Panola County (approx. 3.6 miles away); Jonathan Anderson (approx. 3.6 miles away); Margie Neal (approx. 3.7 miles away); Carthage Book Club (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Panola Watchman (approx. 3.7 miles away); First Public Restroom Building (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carthage.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jim Reeves - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 21, 2010, by Alan Stricklin of Fort Worth, Texas.)
2. The, Crash, The Death & The Funeral. (Submitted on September 30, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
 
Jim Reeves Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Stricklin
2. Jim Reeves Statue
Jim Reeves image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
3. Jim Reeves
Path to Jim Reeves' grave-with guitar embedded in walkway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 2, 1998
4. Path to Jim Reeves' grave-with guitar embedded in walkway
Path to Jim Reeves' grave-with guitar embedded in walkway-close up photo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 2, 1998
5. Path to Jim Reeves' grave-with guitar embedded in walkway-close up photo
Jim Reeves Marker-"Cheyenne" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 2, 1998
6. Jim Reeves Marker-"Cheyenne"
Jim's beloved dog "Cheyenne" provided courtesy of Jimerson Funeral Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by Alan Stricklin of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,284 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Alan Stricklin of Fort Worth, Texas.   4, 5, 6. submitted on July 6, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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