Two thirds of a mile through the woods is the home of Uncle Pen's dearest friend, Clarence Wilson. Musician, farmer, country lender, Clarence and his wife, Minnie, took care of the legendary Pen after his hip was broken. The accident occurred . . . — — Map (db m159258) HM
Home of Charlie Monroe and first wife Betty (Miller) Monroe, built ca. 1943.
After a successful music career, Charlie retired here in 1957 and mined coal on the property until it was sold in 1964. — — Map (db m159256) HM
Half a mile or so to the south of here is Jerusalem Ridge, made famous by Bill Monroe's 1975 instrumental recording of the same name.
Slightly higher in elevation than Pigeon Ridge (where the Homeplace stands), Jerusalem Ridge was one of the . . . — — Map (db m159253) HM
The Monroe Homeplace has been called the most musical home in America. It is not only the birthplace of three famous musicians it is also the birthplace of the American musical form known today as Bluegrass.
After farm chores were done, the . . . — — Map (db m159252) HM
PFC Wesley Phelps
This Congressional Medal of Honor winner, born in Grayson County, June 12, 1923, is buried in Rosine Cemetery. Phelps served with Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, First
Marine Division, during World War II. The honor was . . . — — Map (db m159223) HM WM
Post office here was established as Pigeon Roost, January 16, 1872. The name was changed to Rosine, June 10, 1873, in honor of Jennie Taylor McHenry, 1832-1914, a poet who wrote under the pen name of “Rosine.” A collection of her poems . . . — — Map (db m159251) HM
Lest we forget...
In memory and in honor
Rosine area veterans
United States Armed Forces
Paul R McDaniel USMC 1955-1958 • Hughes Meredith Civil War • Phelps Wesley USMC KIA 1944 Medal Honor • Rains Onis Sgt. US Army WWII . . . — — Map (db m159228) WM
William Smith Bill Monroe was the youngest of eight children born to James Buchanan Monroe and Melissa Ann Monroe at the Monroe homeplace on Jerusalem Ridge near Rosine, Kentucky.
As a youngster, Bill worked on the family farm and attended . . . — — Map (db m82263) HM