Cowboy Copas / The Oklahoma Cowboy

Cowboy Copas / The Oklahoma Cowboy (HM2HTM)

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N 38° 47.708', W 83° 32.783'

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Country music writer and recording star
Lloyd Estel Copas was born on July 15,
1913 on Moon Hollow near Blue Creek in
Adams County, Ohio. Reared by musical
parents, he learned to play the guitar
and fiddle at an early age and began
a singing career by age 10. As early as age 14, Copas started playing
and singing on radio
stations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Tennessee.
He later adopted the sobriquets "Oklahoma
Cowboy" and "Cowboy Copas."

Lloyd Estel Copas or "Oklahoma Cowboy"
was described as "The Waltz King of The
Grand Ole Opry," where he was a regular
performer from 1946 until his death. His
first record was "Filipino Baby," which
was released in 1944. In 1948, he became
the first to record and popularize "Tennessee
Waltz," later the state song of Tennessee. He also
wrote and recorded numerous country ballads and
Honky Tonk songs from the late 1940s through
the early 1960s. He died in a plane crash on
March 5, 1963, near Camden, Tennessee.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Year Placed2004
Placed ByAdams County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 278853 N 4297122
Decimal Degrees38.79513333, -83.54638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.708', W 83° 32.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 42.48" N, 83° 32' 46.98" W
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