Lester Flatt

Lester Flatt (HMGB4)

Location: Sparta, TN 38583 White County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 55.475', W 85° 27.46'

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— 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.
HM NumberHMGB4
Marker Number2D 23
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 639144 N 3976682
Decimal Degrees35.92458333, -85.45766667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 55.475', W 85° 27.46'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 55' 28.50" N, 85° 27' 27.60" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Baker St, Sparta TN 38583, US
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