Woodlawn Wayside - Carroll County

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Woodlawn Wayside - Carroll County

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About the Wayside Exhibits

Woodlawn and adjacent areas of Carroll County have made a rich contribution to America’s traditional music. Ernest V. (Pop) Stoneman lived here. His recording career with his family began in 1924 and spanned decades of technology, beginning with the Edison cylinder and continuing to today’s compact disc. The Melton Family of traditional Appalachian dulcimer makers and players si from here. They were the subject of a notable study by the Smithsonian Institution. Banjoist, fiddler, instrument-maker and recording entrepreneur Kyle Creed kept his various enterprises near here. Autoharp wizard Kilby Snow re-defined that instrument, and became a legend to its players everywhere. He moved about locally, but lived a portion of his life here.

Families have kept a legacy of music here from the late colonial period until the present. Family names among these keepers include the following: Lundy, Melton, Cole, Stoneman, Patterson, Edmonds, Horton, Lowe, Smith, Sizemore, Russell, Bryant, Burnette, Lyon, Lineberry, Meyers, Burris, Burcham, Harrison, and Caldwell. The Harmon Museum contains artifacts, documents, and photos that relate the history of the Woodlawn area. Crooked Creek Fishing and Recreation Area offers excellent trout fishing year round. Biking, hiking, equestrian, and birding trails are also a part of this state-run area.

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