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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Broad Street, Leland MS 38756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, October 10, 2008
2. Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Marker
. 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. ¼ mile away); Ruby's Nite Spot (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Legal Liquor Store (approx. 7.9 miles away); Coleman High School (approx. 8 miles away); Nelson Street (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
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 was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,066 times since then and 40 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week October 26, 2008. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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