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Near Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman

1889-1962

 
 
Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
1. Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman Marker
Inscription. Charlie Bowman, Hall of Fame fiddler, vaudeville performer, and writer of Nine Pound Hammer and East Tennessee Blues, toured with the Hill Billies and other music groups, once performing for President Calvin Coolidge. Two daughters, Jennie and Pauline, were among the first sister act recorded in the country music genre. Charlie and brothers, Elbert, Walter and Argil played for Congressman B. Carroll Reece’s campaigns. Charlie and his wife, Fannie reared 12 children in a log house on Roscoe Fitz Road.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-28.)
 
Location. 36° 24.259′ N, 82° 28.745′ W. Marker is near Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Roscoe Fitz Road and Sunset Drive (Tennessee Road 82), on the left when traveling east on Roscoe Fitz Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in the unincorporated community of Gray. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37615, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buffalo Ridge Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Boone's Creek Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); William Bean's Cabin
Wide view of the Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
2. Wide view of the Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 4.2 miles away); Jesse Duncan (approx. 5.4 miles away); History on Knob Creek (approx. 6.5 miles away); Suffering and Survival (approx. 6.7 miles away); State Seal (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Also see . . .  Old-Time Fiddlers Hall of Fame - Charlie Bowman. He was known as “the champion fiddler of East Tennessee”. Some people called him “Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman” while others called him “Tenn-O-See Charlie”. Still others called him “Fox Hunt Charlie”. As family members, we knew him simply as “Uncle Charlie”. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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