Camden, Tennessee: Patsy Cline Crash Site Memorial

An engraved rock marks the spot where Cline's country music career ended abruptly on March 5, 1963, in a plane crash.
Address:
Mount Carmel Rd, Camden, TN
Directions:
I-40 exit 126. Drive north on US Hwy 641 around 15 miles. Cross Hwy 391/1, and you'll see a McDonald's on the right. Just before you reach it, turn left onto Mount Carmel Rd. Drive a little over 2.5 miles. Memorial is on the right.
Admission:
Free.
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Patsy Cline memorial crash site. Patsy Cline Crash Site Memorial

A really nice memorial.

[Claros Clan, 08/23/2013]

A winding path into the woods leads to a big boulder that marks the spot where country music star Patsy Cline's plane crashed in 1963. The rock was placed there in the mid-1990s, at the peak of Patsy's pop culture revival.

Patsy Cline Crash Site Memorial

We really wanted to visit this memorial, my Mom really likes Patsy Cline's music. It was REALLY tricky finding this at first, you may think you're on the wrong road but you're not. Here's some landmarks that might help. Turn onto the SMALL side road RIGHT beside the SHELL gas station, you'll pass CAMDEN PARK keep going on Mt. Carmel road and you'll pass a LAND FILL and FIRETOWER road. Keep going and you'll see a GREEN sign on the LEFT side of the road andthe memorial is on the Right side down a little road that leads you to a tiny parking area. It was a surreal place.

[Jennifer B, 01/18/2009]
Memorial at the crash site. Patsy Cline Memorial

A memorial to country music singer Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and (pilot) Randy Hughes. On this site March 5, 1963, they lost their lives in a plane crash.

There is a display panel with numerous news clippings. "In the Land Where They'll Never Grow Old."

[Ken Smith, 11/08/2006]

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