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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Clair Cobb

1895-1974

 
 
St. Clair Cobb Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 6, 2015
1. St. Clair Cobb Marker
Inscription.  A World War I veteran born in Knox County, St. Clair Cobb founded the Knoxville Colored High School Band in 1923. He taught music at several elementary schools, Beardsley Junior High School, and Austin High School, which was previously located at this site. Revered in the community and a mentor to successful musicians, Cobb founded the Knoxville College Band in 1926 and the Black Elks Band in the 1940s. His bands won awards nationwide.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 119.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 35° 58.415′ N, 83° 54.283′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37915, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
St. Clair Cobb Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 6, 2015
2. St. Clair Cobb Marker
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distance of this marker. War on the Home Front (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Francis Yardley (approx. Ό mile away); Odd Fellows Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ruth Cobb Brice (approx. 0.4 miles away); Magnolia Avenue History (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Ruth Cobb Brice (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Magnolia Avenue History (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on March 4, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 5, 2022