The Knoxville Girl

The Knoxville Girl (HM28GS)

Location: Knoxville, TN 37902 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 57.698', W 83° 54.982'

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The Louvin Brothers

—Cradle of Country Music Tour —

The Knoxville Girl and other adaptations of folk ballads were among the earliest popular recordings in country and bluegrass music. The Knoxville Girl was among the early national recording hits for WNOX radio stars, The Louvin Brothers.

In 1744 in Berkshire, England, a miller named John Mague was hanged for murdering his financée. The gruesome murder and the eventual capture and execution of the murderer soon were adapted into the oral tradition of English folk ballads. Folk ballads were an important part of the cultural traditions imported to the North American continent by European immigrants. These ballads would be "Americanized" by changing the names and locations of events in the song to match the new surroundings of the settlers. It is through this process that the story of murder and justice in faraway England came to be known in America as The Knoxville Girl. (Marker Number 2.)
HM NumberHM28GS
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Date Added Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 236992 N 3983625
Decimal Degrees35.96163333, -83.91636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 57.698', W 83° 54.982'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 57' 41.88" N, 83° 54' 58.92" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 Main St SW, Knoxville TN 37902, US
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