Linden, Tennessee: Bronze Statue of Minnie Pearl

A fan of Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl unveiled a bronze statue of her in her hometown in 2005, then got mad and moved it to another town in 2009, then to a winery in 2010, then to another state in 2011, then back to Tennessee in 2018.

Commodore Hotel

Address:
114 E. Main St., Linden, TN
Directions:
Downtown, in the lobby of the Commodore Hotel. On the south side of US Hwy 412/E. Main St., just west of the courthouse and S. Walnut St. The statue has been moved to several different locations, so it may not be here when you visit.
Phone:
931-589-3224
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Minnie Pearl Bronze

Since last being reported at Murray State University in Kentucky, the bronze statue of Minnie Pearl has made a re-appearance in the Commodore Hotel lobby in Linden, Tennessee. My husband and I just spent a night at the Commodore, and our interest was piqued when we read the history of the bronze. If I'd known how much mystery surrounds her location, I would have taken a picture!

[Karen Hammond, 07/23/2018]
Minnie Pearl Statue

Minnie Pearl's statue has fled across state lines. Her owner, Rod Harris, made the statue to inspire young people in Minnie's home town of Centerville, Tennessee. But after several years the town wanted to move the statue, and Rod disagreed. He eventually ended up trucking Minnie to a hotel lobby in another town, then to a nearby winery, and now he's taken her 100 miles northwest into Kentucky. The statue currently occupies a prominent spot in the main room of the Wrather West Kentucky Museum -- although Rod has reserved the right to move her again whenever he wants to.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 04/02/2011]
Minnie Pearl Statue

The Minnie Pearl Statue, previously on the Square in Centerville, TN, was moved to Linden, TN. The City of Centerville had changed the statue position in order to re-route the traffic and increase parking around the Square. Rod Harris, the man who donated the money didn't like where it was placed, so he loaded it onto a truck and took it. Minnie has been on R and R at the Commodore Hotel in Linden since 2009.

[Baker Ring, 02/13/2010]
Minnie Pearl Statue

The bronze statue of Hee Haw star Minnie Pearl has abruptly moved from downtown Centerville to a hotel in Linden, TN. Rod Harris, who led the effort to create and erect the statue in 2004, is battling the town, which wants to rearrange the statue's position in Centerville to make way for renovations. The statue was funded with the proviso that is would never move from its perch in Centerville.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 03/04/2009]
Hee Haw's Minnie Pearl will be remembered with statue

After receiving an anonymous donation of $150,000, a Centerville, Tennessee project to create a statue of legendary country character Minnie Pearl is underway. The larger-than-life bronze will depict the Pearl character as brought to life for over 50 years by Sarah Ophelia Cannon, who died in 1996.... [04/21/2004] Complete News Story

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