Roy Acuff & Hank Williams

Roy Acuff & Hank Williams (HM28CL)

Location: Knoxville, TN 37902 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 57.663', W 83° 54.94'

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Andrew Johnson Hotel

—Cradle of Country Music Tour —

The Andrew Johnson Hotel's top floor was the original site for WNOX's live country music variety show The Midday Merry-Go-Round. An early star of the show was a little known fiddler named Roy Acuff. The rowdy fans and musicians who crowded the hotel's elevator and lobby brought complaints which forced WNOX to hold its live shows elsewhere.

On New Year's Eve, 1952, Hank Williams checked into the hotel for what would be the final hours of his life. Though he was pronounced dead in West Virginia, many believe Williams was dead before his teenaged chauffeur carried him out of this hotel. (Marker Number 3.)
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HM NumberHM28CL
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Date Added Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 237053 N 3983559
Decimal Degrees35.96105000, -83.91566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 57.663', W 83° 54.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 57' 39.78" N, 83° 54' 56.4" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 281-299 W Hill Ave, Knoxville TN 37902, US
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