Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
— Elvis Presley Monument Plaques —
Erected 2003 by the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
Location. 34° 16.1′ N, 88° 42.44′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Green Street and North Spring Street, on the right when traveling north on North Green Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 589 North Green Street, Tupelo MS 38804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church / A Strong Voice in the Civil Rights Struggle in Tupelo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Green Street Business District / Social Hub Carver School / Desegregation of Schools Across the South (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robins Field / High School Football During Segregation (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Dixie Belle Theater / The March of Discontent (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church (USA) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tupelo Baptist Church / Kind Treatment for the Wounded (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Younger Cabin / Confederate Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tupelo.
Regarding Mayhorn Grocery. Located on the “Hill” on Green Street, the grocery was often the center of socializing which included picking and singing on the front porch. Elvis was often present for these gatherings and influenced by the style of musicians found here.
Part of the Elvis Presley Driving Tour. It was started in 2002 and is a collection of 10 sites marked with plaques that highlight different aspects of the 13 years Elvis spent in Tupelo.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.