“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

The Carter Family In Del Rio

The Carter Family In Del Rio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tiffany Prentice, October 9, 2010
1. The Carter Family In Del Rio Marker
Inscription. Known as country music's First Family, the Carter family first found national acclaim while on XERA radio. Owned by Dr. John R. Brinkley, the powerful radio station across the Rio Grande from Del Rio reached listeners around the country. A.P. Carter, his wife Sara, and his sister-in-law, Maybelle, first broadcast from the station during the 1938-39 season. For the next few years, they and others performed gospel and folk standards, early elements of country music. Often opening their "Good Neighbor Get-Together" show with "Keep on the Sunny Side," the group at times included other family members, who continued to influence American music for many decades.
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13112.)
Location. 29° 22.134′ N, 100° 54.25′ W. Marker is in Del Rio, Texas, in Val Verde County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the NW corner of Star Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 689 North Main Street, Del Rio TX 78840, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Operation Brass Knob (within shouting distance of this marker); Val Verde County Courthouse Square (approx. mile away); Camp Hudson, C.S.A. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Camp Del Rio (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Cassinelli Gin House (approx. 1.2 miles away); U.S. Army Camel Corps (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Perry Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Seminole-Negro Scouts (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Del Rio.
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2010, by Tiffany Prentice of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 649 times since then and 50 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Tiffany Prentice of Houston, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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