Homer C. Ledford
Homer Ledford (1927-2006) was a master craftsman, musician, and teacher. Born in Tennessee, he came to Kentucky to attend Berea College & graduated from Eastern Ky. University. Ledford founded the Cabin Creek Band in 1976 & led it for 30 years, entertained on four continents, and performed for five of Kentucky’s governors.
Ledford crafted thousands of musical instruments. His banjos, violins, guitars, mandolins, and dulcimers are sought by musicians worldwide. The Smithsonian Institution houses three of his creations— a fretless banjo, an Appalachian dulcimer and a dulcitar, which he copyrighted. He played 13 musical instruments.
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2250.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
Location. 37° 59.509′ N, 84° 11.167′ W. Marker is in Winchester
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daniel Boone (here, next to this marker); Hanson Home Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor James Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clark County War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Herbert H. Moore House (approx. half a mile away); Clark County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Gov. James Clark Judicial Center (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
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