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Hazelhurst in Copiah County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Robert Johnson Birthplace

 
 
Robert Johnson Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, September 18, 2011
1. Robert Johnson Birthplace Marker
Inscription. Robert Johnson born Hazelhurst, Mississippi May 8, 1911 Copiah County

His music struck a chord that continues to resonate. His blues addresses generations he never knew and made poetry of his vision and fears.

A haunting and lyrical portrait of the human spirit.

King of the Delta Blues Singers.
 
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Blues Commission.
 
Location. 31° 51.612′ N, 90° 23.779′ W. Marker is in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, in Copiah County. Marker is at the intersection of Caldwell Drive (U.S. 51) and West Gallatin Street, on the left when traveling south on Caldwell Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hazlehurst MS 39083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hazelhurst (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Annie Coleman Peyton (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Johnson (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tommy Johnson (approx. 9.1 miles away); Bus-Train Collision of 1942 (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainment
 
Robert Johnson Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, September 18, 2011
2. Robert Johnson Birthplace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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