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Flora Molton 1908-1990 W-212-a | Marker History

Flora Molton 1908-1990 Marker, W-212-a

Flora Molton sang what she called "spiritual and truth music," a combination of traditional religious songs and her own compositions. Born here in Louisa County, the daughter of the Reverend and Mrs. William Rollins, she began singing in church. At local parties she heard slide guitar played with a knife, a style she adopted to accompany herself. In 1937, she moved to Washington, D.C. to make her living playing music on the street, and was known and loved by generations who encountered here there. She also performed at festivals and clubs, recorded three albums, and was featured in two documentary films.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 06/06/07
Year On Marker: 2007
Original Sponsor: Virginia Historical Society and Department of Historic Resources
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Louisa County
Physical Description of Location: 10152 Richmond Road (Route 250), VA 22974. Marker is on left when traveling east on 250, just past intersection with State Route 627.
GPS Location: 37.971811,-78.222175
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