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Maynardville in Union County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Roy Claxton Acuff

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, October 28, 2016
1. Roy Claxton Acuff Marker
Inscription. Roy Claxton Acuff, Grand Ole Opry star for more than 50 years, actor, international music entertainer, goodwill ambassador, and humanitarian, was born in Maynardville, near this site, on September 15, 1903. He recorded more than 100 country and gospel songs, "Great Speckled Bird," "Wabash Cannon Ball," "Precious Jewel," "Down in Union County," and "Night Train to Memphis."
 
Erected by Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D 31.)
 
Location. 36° 15.049′ N, 83° 47.995′ W. Marker is in Maynardville, Tennessee, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Maynardville Hwy (Tennessee Route 33) and Monroe Street, on the left when traveling east on Maynardville Hwy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maynardville TN 37807, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Divided Loyalties (approx. mile away); Racoon Valley (approx. 2.8 miles away); Walker's Ford (approx. 6.6 miles away); Sawyer's Fort (approx. 7.3 miles away); Shields Station (approx. 8.3 miles away); Emory Road (approx. 8 miles away); Blaine's Crossroads (approx. 8.8 miles away); Janeway Cabin (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maynardville.
 
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Roy Claxton Acuff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 28, 2016
2. Roy Claxton Acuff Marker
 Roy Acuff. (Submitted on December 3, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Roy Claxton Acuff image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain - Walden S. Fabry/Ross Photos, 1950
3. Roy Claxton Acuff
Roy Claxton Acuff image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. Roy Claxton Acuff
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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