Historic Markers Across Tennessee

James Rufus Agee

Marker ID: THC 1E 101
Location: on James Agee St., north of Lee Hwy (US 11), Knoxville, TN
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 57.484    W 083° 55.713
  35.95806666    -83.92855
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM11CP


James Rufus Agee

Born in Knoxville November 27, 1909, Agee was well-known and respected in the fields of journalism, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and film. He won a Pulitzer Prize posthumously in 1957 for A Death in the Family, a novel based on his youth in the Fort Sanders neighborhood at 1505 Highland Avenue and the trauma of his father's death. He died May 16, 1955.

Tennessee Historical Commission