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Leland in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Birthplace of Kermit the Frog

Leland, Mississippi

 
 
Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, October 10, 2008
1. Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Marker
Inscription. Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, grew up and played along Deer Creek during the years 1936-1948, exploring its flora and fauna from here to Stoneville. Sometimes he was joined by his friend, Kermit Scott. These experiences and fond memories spawned in Henson's mind that timeless creation - "Kermit," the original Muppet.
 
Erected 1991 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 33° 24.212′ N, 90° 53.956′ W. Marker is in Leland, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broad Street and North Deer Creek Drive East, on the right when traveling north on South Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Broad Street, Leland MS 38756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnny Winter (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corner of 10 and 61 (approx. 0.2 miles away); James “Son” Thomas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tyrone Davis (approx. mile away); Ruby's Nite Spot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry
Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, October 10, 2008
2. Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Marker
(approx. 8.9 miles away); Greenville's Writers (approx. 9.4 miles away); NRP Building (approx. 9.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kermit the Frog. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
2. Birthplace of Kermit the Frog. Article from Muppet Central. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAnimalsEntertainmentNotable Persons
 
Deer Creek image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, October 10, 2008
3. Deer Creek
Early Kermit image. Click for full size.
4. Early Kermit
The earliest known appearance of Kermit the Frog was on a local Washington, D.C. in 1955 as part of a five minute puppet show called Sam and Friends.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,753 times since then and 10 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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