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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

Address:
US Hwy 79, Carthage, TX
Directions:
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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