Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman ~ 1889-1962

Marker ID: THC 1A 28
Location: at the intersection of Roscoe Fitz Road and Sunset Drive (Tennessee Road 82), Johnson City, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 24.259    W 082° 28.745
  36.40431666    -82.47908333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4PPW


Charlie Bowman, Hall of Fame fiddler, vaudeville performer, and writer of Nine Pound Hammer and East Tennessee Blues, toured with the Hill Billies and other music groups, once performing for President Calvin Coolidge. Two daughters, Jennie and Pauline, were among the first sister act recorded in the country music genre. Charlie and brothers, Elbert, Walter and Argil played for Congressman B. Carroll Reece’s campaigns. Charlie and his wife, Fannie reared 12 children in a log house on Roscoe Fitz Road.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission


The are two markers with numbered 1A 28