Mt. Airy in Surry County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Andy Griffith Show
Erected by the people of TV Land.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
Location. 36° 29.87′ N, 80° 36.52′ W. Marker is in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, in Surry County. Marker is on Rockford Street, on the right when traveling south. Located in front of the Andy Griffith Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Airy NC 27030, 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. Stoneman’s Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); 90 MM Gun Tank M47 Patton (approx. 1.4 miles away); Siamese Twins (approx. 3.3 miles away); Patrick County / North Carolina (approx. 4.8 miles away in Virginia); Stuart's Birthplace Laurel Hill (approx. 5.4 miles away in Virginia); Historic Roadbed (approx. 5.4 miles away in Virginia); The Stuart Graveyard (approx. 5˝ miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Airy.
Also see . . .
1. The Andy Griffith Show. Wikipedia entry. “The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised by CBS between October 3, 1960, and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays a widowed sheriff in the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina.” (Submitted on July 4, 2012.)
2. Andy Griffith (1926–2012). Wikipedia Entry. “Andrew Samuel ‘Andy’ Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, television producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. A Tony Award nominee for two roles, he gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan’s film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, (Submitted on July 4, 2012.)
3. ‘Mayberry’ remembers Andy Griffith. CNN news article and Larry King interview of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts. “Just a few miles south of the Virginia state line, Mount Airy, North Carolina—a former stagecoach stop along the Ararat River—is thought to have inspired Mayberry, the fictional town where ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ was supposedly set.” (Submitted on July 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
4. TV Land to Unveil ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ Statue. This pair of statues are a copy of the ones first erected by TV Land in Raleigh at Pullen Park. “The StudioEIS sculpture and design team is comprised of 10 members which includes portrait Sculptor, Stuart Williamson, a former Senior Sculptor at Madam Tussaud’s London. All are under the direction of Ivan Schwartz, Studio Director and Art Director for the project.” (Submitted on July 4, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then and 21 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week July 8, 2012. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 4, 5. submitted on July 4, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.