Laurel Bloomery in Johnson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-40.)
Location. 36° 34.038′ N, 81° 45.567′ W. Marker is in Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, in Johnson County. Marker is on State Highway 91 near Gentry Creek Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel Bloomery TN 37680, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roderick Random Butler (approx. 6.7 miles away); First Baptist Church Bicentennial Celebration (approx. 6.9 miles away); “Maud Bows to The Virginia Creeper” (approx. 7.3 miles away in Virginia); Green Cove Station (approx. 7.3 miles away in Virginia); “Virginia Creeper” Railroad (approx. 7.7 miles away in Virginia); Christmas Tree Farms Whitetop (approx. 9.4 miles away in Virginia); White Top Folk Festival (approx. 10½ miles away in Virginia).
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “The Old Time Fiddler's Convention is held the Saturday before Labor Day weekend at the Old Mill Music Park. Local musicians travel far and wide to attend this festival, marked with old time folk and bluegrass music. It marks the annual anniversary of an historic fiddlers convention in 1925, held then in nearby Mountain City. Pioneering fiddler G. B. Grayson is buried in Gentry Cemetery, in Laurel Bloomery. He mentions Laurel Bloomery in the 1928 Victor recording of the song Train 45: ‘I’m a goin’ to Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, Henry...’ ” (Submitted on June 14, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.