Portion of Highway 96 in Williamson County renamed after George Jones

George Jones Memorial Highway
Photo: WKRN

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A portion of Highway 96 in Williamson County was renamed after country legend George Jones Thursday.

“This is an honor,” widow Nancy Jones said. “Thanks to everyone in Williamson County who helped me do this.”

George Jones Memorial Highway
George Jones’ widow Nancy was on-hand at Thursday’s event. (Photo: WKRN)

During the ceremony, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson also announced Thursday as “George Jones Day.”

“I’m carrying on George’s legacy and I will continue to carry on George’s legacy,” Nancy Jones said.

During his nearly 60 year career, George Jones had more than 150 hits and earned numerous awards.

“That man loved what he did and that was country music and he loved Williamson County,” Nancy Jones said.

George Jones passed away at the age of 81 in 2013.

A birthday celebration will be held Saturday at the George Jones Museum for the country legend in downtown Nashville on Saturday. He would have been 84.

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