Lincolnton in Lincoln County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Lewis Family Pavilion
Dedicated May 3, 2003
The Lewis Family, America's First of Bluegrass Gospel Music, was organized in 1951. The Lewis Family has achieved worldwide recognition as an icon of bluegrass gospel music. From a modest but proud beginning in Lincoln County, the group has continued for over 50 years as it began; made up entirely of family members encompassing three generations.
The Lewis Family hosted its own television show in WJBF-TV in Augusta for over 38 years and has won awards too numerous to list. In 1992, The Lewis Family was inducted into the prestigious Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Roy (Pop) Lewis and Pauline (Mom) Holloway married in 1925 and had seven children to perform with the family: Miggie Lewis, Wallace Lewis, Esley Lewis, Talmadge Lewis, Polly Lewis Copsey, Janis Lewis Phillips, and Little Roy Lewis. Two grandchildren, Travis Lewis and Lewis Phillips are also performing with the family.
Erected by Lincoln County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
Location. 33° 47.267′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 147 Lumber Street, Lincolnton GA 30817, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincolnton Presbyterian Church / Lincolnton Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lamar Family Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln County Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln County (approx. half a mile away); Petersburg Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tory Pond (approx. 5.4 miles away); Dooly Spring (approx. 6.2 miles away); General Elijah Clark (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincolnton.
Regarding The Lewis Family Pavilion. From a humble beginning in 1951, the Lewis Family rose to prominence as an icon of bluegrass gospel music to untold thousands of fans throughout the United States and Canada and wherever else throughout the world the music is played.
Also see . . .
1. The Lewis Family. Wikipedia entry:
The Lewis Family is a family of gospel and bluegrass musicians from Lincolnton, Georgia. (Submitted on July 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. The Lewis Family - Talk About Jesus. YouTube video:
Performing at Leslie MI, 1994; 2m 48s (Submitted on July 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Lewis Family - "He Holds Me in His Hands". YouTube video:
From "Crowd Pleasers: Live" - 1987 (featuring Jeff & Sheri Easter) 3m 4s (Submitted on July 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,115 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.