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Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Carter Family In Del Rio

 
 
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By Tiffany Prentice, October 9, 2010
1. The Carter Family In Del Rio Marker
Inscription.  Known as country music's First Family, the Carter family first found national acclaim while on XERA radio. Owned by Dr. John R. Brinkley, the powerful radio station across the Rio Grande from Del Rio reached listeners around the country. A.P. Carter, his wife Sara, and his sister-in-law, Maybelle, first broadcast from the station during the 1938-39 season. For the next few years, they and others performed gospel and folk standards, early elements of country music. Often opening their "Good Neighbor Get-Together" show with "Keep on the Sunny Side," the group at times included other family members, who continued to influence American music for many decades.
 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13112.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 29° 22.134′ N, 100° 54.25′ W. Marker is in Del Rio, Texas, in Val Verde County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East 5th Street, on the right when traveling
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north on North Main Street. Marker is located at the NW corner of Star Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 689 North Main Street, Del Rio TX 78840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operation Brass Knob (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Del Rio (approx. 0.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Del Rio (approx. 0.7 miles away); Val Verde County Courthouse Square (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Del Rio National Bank Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Hudson, C.S.A. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Max and Anna Stool (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Del Rio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2010, by Tiffany Prentice of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 75 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Tiffany Prentice of Houston, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jul. 12, 2020