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Near Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Deford Baily

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
1. Deford Baily Marker
Inscription. Born near the community of Bellwood, in the 1920s and 1930s, Delford Bailey won nationwide fame as the “Harmonica Wizard.” A founding member of the Grand Ole Opry, he was the first African American to win fame in country music. Through his phonographic records and broadcasts, he took the folk music of his rural family and community to a national audience. His famous harmonica solos, such as “Pan American Blues” and “Fox Chase,” are recognized as folk music masterpieces.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 135.)
 
Location. 36° 15.083′ N, 86° 7.183′ W. Marker is near Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker is on Carthage Highway east of Old Rome Pike, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon TN 37087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rome Ferry (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cartmell Cabin (approx. 9.2 miles away); Thompson-Partlow Cabin and Smokehouse (approx. 9.2 miles away); Livesay Mill (approx. 9.2 miles away); Melrose Church
Deford Baily Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
2. Deford Baily Marker
(approx. 9.3 miles away); Forbes Cabin (approx. 9.3 miles away); Mr. Luther's Blacksmith Shop and Broom Factory (approx. 9.3 miles away); Pete Smith's Store (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on December 16, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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