John Jackson—Traditional Musician

John Jackson—Traditional Musician (HM5A5)

Location: Woodville, VA 22749 Rappahannock County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 36.204', W 78° 10.298'

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John Jackson, Piedmont guitar master and influential traditional musician, was born near here on25 Feb. 1924. One of fourteen children of tenantfarmers Suddy and Hattie Jackson, Jackson learnedsongs on the guitar and banjo from his parents,traveling and local musicians, and records. Hemoved to Fairfax County in 1950, where he workedvarious jobs and started a grave-digging business.Introduced to the Washington, D.C., folk scene in1964, Jackson performed on eight records, at clubs,on radio, and at festivals in the U. S. and Europe.He received the prestigious National HeritageFellowship Award in 1986. Jackson died at homein Fairfax Station on 20 Jan. 2002.
HM NumberHM5A5
Marker NumberJ-101
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 746296 N 4276561
Decimal Degrees38.60340000, -78.17163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 36.204', W 78° 10.298'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 36' 12.24" N, 78° 10' 17.88" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 253 US-522, Woodville VA 22749, US
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