Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Outhouses were located away from the house or building that it served for sanitary reasons. The simple structure was referred to as a "one or two holer" for obvious reasons. Ventilation was provided by a cut-out in the door or the side walls in the shape of a half moon, circle, or another simple shape. In the winter it was bone-chilling cold. In warm months, it was often the home of uninvited guests such as wasps and spiders.
Guy Harris, who grew up on this street along with Elvis Presley, remembers outhouses from his childhood. "We used a Sears Catalog for toilet paper, there was no such thing as Charmin," said Harris."You might even find a few corn cobs in there, too. That's all anybody knew."
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Location. 34° 15.558′ N, 88° 40.787′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Elvis Presley Drive and Reese Street. Located at the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 Elvis Presley Drive, 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. Elvis Presley's Childhood Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Elvis Presley and the Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); Elvis Country (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birthplace / East Tupelo 1935-1948 (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Elvis Presley (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Town Creek Tupelo Encampment / Camp Life in Tupelo (approx. ¼ mile away); The Tupelo Swamp / Plank Road (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tupelo.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.