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Sparta in White County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lester Flatt

 

—June 19, 1914 - May 11, 1979 —

 
Lester Flatt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 15, 2009
1. Lester Flatt Marker
Inscription. He was born at Duncans Chapel near the boundary of Putnam and Overton Counties, Tennessee, and moved to Sparta at an early age where he made his permanent home. A bluegrass music pioneer and composer, Mr. Flatt was also a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and star of radio, television, and movies. He performed at Carnegie Hall and entertained audiences around the world as the "Baron of Bluegrass Music." He is buried in the Sparta Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 23.)
 
Location. 35° 55.475′ N, 85° 27.46′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Tennessee, in White County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Bockman Way (U.S. 70) and Baker Street, on the left when traveling east on W. Bockman Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta TN 38583, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Gibbs Dibrell (approx. 0.2 miles away); White County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); White County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph Kerr Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Double Eagle Memorial
Lester Flatt Brass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 15, 2009
2. Lester Flatt Brass Marker
In front of Sparta Courthouse
(approx. 0.4 miles away); POW*MIA Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); The War Around Sparta (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bragg Invades Kentucky (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lester Flatt Biography. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Lester R. Flatt 1914-1979. (Submitted on December 20, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Other side of brass marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 15, 2009
3. Other side of brass marker
Lester Flatt Grave image. Click for full size.
By from Flatt web page, November 15, 2009
4. Lester Flatt Grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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