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Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Jimmie Rodgers


Jimmie Rodgers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pat Filippone, June 21, 2015
1. Jimmie Rodgers Marker
Inscription.  "Singing Brakeman" lived in Asheville, 1927. Began his country music career with radio broadcasts on WWNC, then 50 yds. W.
Erected 2013 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number P 94.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
Location. 35° 35.727′ N, 82° 33.27′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Haywood Street and Battery Park Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Haywood Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Haywood Street, Asheville NC 28801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flat Iron Architecture (within shouting distance of this marker); Shopping Daze (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Appalachian Stage
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(about 400 feet away); Anne Penland (about 400 feet away); Immortal Image (about 500 feet away); O. Henry (about 500 feet away); Historic Hilltop (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
Also see . . .  Jimmie Rodgers Day 2013 Historic Marker Unveiling Ceremony - Asheville, North Carolina. presents a video of the 2013 Jimmie Rodgers Day celebration in Asheville. Mayor Terry Bellamy read a proclamation honoring Jimmie Rodgers, Martin Anderson of WNCW spoke for a few minutes Jimmie Rodgers and his connection to Asheville, and Michael Hill of the NC Highway Historical Marker Program spoke a little bit of the marker itself and how it fit within the state's program. The unveiling of the marker occurs almost at the end of the clip. (Submitted on November 2, 2015.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 162 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 28, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Dec. 7, 2022