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James David Vaughn Grave

Mimosa Cemetery
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

The final resting place of the man who started Southern Gospel Music. 

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James David Vaughn is credited with starting Southern Gospel Music and inventing the professional male gospel quartet. 

He was an American music teacher, composer, songbook publisher, who founded the Vaughn Conservatory of Music and the James D. Vaughn Publishing Company. He is responsible for one of the first radio stations in Tennessee, WOAN, and the first record company based in the South, Vaughn Phonograph Records. 

Know Before You Go

The Cemetery is near downtown Lawrenceburg in Mimosa Cemetery there is a pathway in which you can drive up to the grave. The tombstone is close to a white fence facing a Church. If you visit please be respectful of the surroundings. 

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