Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Roy Claxton Acuff

Marker ID: THC 1D 31
Location: TN 33, Union County, in Maynardville, near the courthouse
County: Union
Coordinates: N 36° 15.046    W 083° 47.992
  36.25076666    -83.79986666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNKBW


Roy Claxton Acuff, Grand Ole Opry star for more than 50 years, actor, international music entertainer, goodwill ambassador, and humanitarian, was born in Maynardville, near this site, on September IS, 1903. He recorded more than 100 country and gospel songs, including "Great Speckled Bird," "Wabash Cannon Ball," "Precious Jewel," "Down in Union County," and "Night Train to Memphis."