— June 19, 1914 - May 11, 1979 —He was born at Duncans Chapel near the boundary of Putnam and Overton Counties, TN, and moved to Sparta at an early age where he made his permanent home. A bluegrass music pioneer and composer, Mr. Flatt was also a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and star of radio, television, and movies. He performed at Carnegie Hall and entertained audiences around the world as the "Baron of Bluegrass Music." He is buried in the Sparta Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery.
|Marker Number||2D 23|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 639144 N 3976682|
|Decimal Degrees||35.92458333, -85.45766667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 55.475', W 85° 27.46'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 55' 28.50" N, 85° 27' 27.60" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5 Baker St, Sparta TN 38583, US|
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