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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Clair Cobb

1895-1974

 
 
St. Clair Cobb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 6, 2015
1. St. Clair Cobb Marker
Inscription. A World War I veteran born in Knox County, St. Clair Cobb founded the Knoxville Colored High School Band in 1923. He taught music at several elementary schools, Beardsley Junior High School, and Austin High School, which was previously located at this site. Revered in the community and a mentor to successful musicians, Cobb founded the Knoxville College Band in 1926 and the Black Elks Band in the 1940s. His bands won awards nationwide.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 119.)
 
Location. 35° 58.415′ N, 83° 54.283′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War on the Home Front (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Francis Yardley (approx. mile away); Odd Fellows Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vinnies Italian Restaurant (approx. 0.8 miles away); James White
St. Clair Cobb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 6, 2015
2. St. Clair Cobb Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Chisholm Tavern (approx. one mile away); Blount Mansion (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on March 4, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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