Near Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman
Charlie Bowman, Hall of Fame fiddler, vaudeville performer, and writer of Nine Pound Hammer and East Tennessee Blues, toured with the Hill Billies and other music groups, once performing for President Calvin Coolidge. Two daughters, Jennie and Pauline, were among the first sister act recorded in the country music genre. Charlie and brothers, Elbert, Walter and Argil played for Congressman B. Carroll Reece’s campaigns. Charlie and his wife, Fannie reared 12 children in a log house on Roscoe Fitz Road.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-28.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #30 Calvin Coolidge, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists.
Location. 36° 24.259′ N, 82° 28.745′ W. Marker is near Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Roscoe Fitz Road and Sunset Drive (Tennessee Road 82), on the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37615, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ford vs. Ford (approx. 2.2 miles away); Keebler-Keefauver Home (approx. 2.6 miles away); Buffalo Ridge Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Boone's Creek Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); William Bean's Cabin (approx. 3.9 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 4.2 miles away); Double Springs (approx. 5.2 miles away); Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Grounds (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
Also see . . . Charlie Bowman. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on June 28, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 4, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 2. submitted on June 28, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3. submitted on August 4, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.