Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home Lands on the National Historic Register

Farm No. 266, Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home Lands on the National Historic Register

The home that Johnny Cash grew up in, located in rural Arkansas, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on Friday (May 4).

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announced that residence will now bear the designation of "Farm No. 266, Johnny Cash Boyhood Home."

The house is located in Dyess, a small town close to the Tennessee border and about 170 miles northeast of Little Rock. Cash lived there from age 3 until he graduated from high school in 1950.

 



“Recognition by the National Park Service through this listing is a tremendous honor that requires exhaustive research and documentation,” says Dr. Ruth Hawkins, executive director of Arkansas State’s Heritage Sites program. “We are grateful for the additional opportunity to make people aware of the significant impact that growing up in Dyess, Arkansas, had on Johnny Cash and his music.”

The five-room farmhouse was built in 1934 as part of the Dyess Resettlement Colony by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration.

 

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