Doc Watson Statue
Just one of the people
As many people know, Doc Watson got his start playing in Downtown Boone. As a tribute to Doc, The Downtown Boone Development Association raised money to have a life-size statue of Doc Watson playing his favorite guitar, a customized Gallagher. Created by noted sculptor Alex Hallmark, the Doc statue is cast in bronze and sits on a bench at the Northeast corner of King and Depot Sts. There is a plaque on the bench according to Doc’s wishes that will say, “Doc Watson – Just one of the people”. This statue will not only be a tribute to Doc, but will help to recognize the importance of Boone and Watauga County as the home of many of the finest mountain music musicians.