—The Crooked Road — Virginia's Heritage Music Trail —Caroll County. Carroll County has been richly productive of traditional musicians for generations. Legendary musical families have lived in Carroll since the late colonial period, including the Stonemans, Meyers, Meltons, and Edmonds families. The small Coal Creek area has provided an amazing array of talented musicians, and continues to this day. Ernest V. 'Pop' Stoneman was the first musician from Carroll County to make commercial recordings in New York in 1924. His song, 'The Sinking of the Titanic' became very popular and is still recorded by contemporary bands. Tony Alderman of Carroll County was a founding member of 'The Hill Billies,' the fabled 1920s radio and vaudeville band that gave 'hillbilly' music its name. The band was the subject of the first country music film in 1928 and was marketed with Al Jolson's film, 'The Singing Fool.' Dorothy Quesenberry Rorick of Dugspur, fiddler, banjoist, and singer, was a delightful fixture at area fiddlers conventions for a generation.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 524507 N 4068522|
|Decimal Degrees||36.76215000, -80.72541667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 45.729', W 80° 43.525'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 45' 43.7400" N, 80° 43' 31.5000" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 605 E Stuart Dr, Hillsville VA 24343, US|
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