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Roadside Grave of Gentleman Jim Reeves

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Carthage, Texas

Bow tie-wearing "Gentleman Jim" Reeves was 40 years old and a country music superstar when he died piloting a private plane in 1964. He rose to fame by abandoning Country's traditional hollerin' hillbilly style and pioneering smooth, velvet-voiced vocals that wowed the ladies.

Reeves is buried on a one-acre, tree-ringed plot of land -- with its own parking lot -- just off Highway 79 in his birthplace of Panola County, Texas. A life-size marble statue of Jim in his performance tuxedo stands atop a stylized pillar, holding his guitar at parade rest. Reeves is buried next to his dog, who outlived him by several years.

Roadside Grave of Gentleman Jim Reeves

US Hwy 79, Carthage, TX
Roughly four miles east of downtown Carthage on the south side of US Hwy 79. It has its own parking lot.
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