Historic Markers Across Tennessee

James David Vaughn - 1864~1941

Marker ID: THC 3F 43
Location: 25 Public Square, Lawrenceburg, TN
County: Lawrence
Coordinates: N 35° 14.418    W 087° 20.117
  35.2403    -87.33528333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMV1PY


James David Vaughan
1864 ~ 1941


Born in 1864, James D. Vaughan was a renowned gospel songwriter and publisher. In 1902 he founded the Vaughan Music Company in Lawrenceburg. In 1922, he established radio station WOAN, considered the first radio station licensed in Tennessee. In 1925, Vaughan had sixteen full~time gospel quartets touring the nation. Operating in Lawrenceburg until 1929 , WOAN broadcasted gospel music throughout the South.

Tennessee Historical Commission