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Dockery in Sunflower County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dockery Plantation

 
 
Dockery Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Elizabeth Winter, August 17, 2015
1. Dockery Plantation Marker
Inscription.  Established by Will Dockery in 1895 and operated 1937-1982 by Joe Rice Dockery. Included a post office, commissary, and cotton gin. The plantation once employed Charley Patton, a legendary blues musician, who inspired such greats as Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, B. B. King, and Elvis Presley.
 
Erected 1999 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 33° 43.724′ N, 90° 37.028′ W. Marker is in Dockery, Mississippi, in Sunflower County. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Route 8 and Lusk Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 8. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 229 Hwy 8, Cleveland MS 38732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of the Blues? (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Greasy Street"
Plantation Marker and Old Dockery Service Station. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 22, 2021
2. Plantation Marker and Old Dockery Service Station.
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(approx. 3.7 miles away); Ruleville Depot (approx. 3.7 miles away); Jimmy Rogers (approx. 3.7 miles away); William Chapel (approx. 4.1 miles away); Fannie Lou Hamer (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fannie Lou Hamer (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Cleveland Chinese Mission School (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Dockery Plantation. (Submitted on November 19, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Plantation Marker looking west on MS Route 8. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 22, 2021
3. Plantation Marker looking west on MS Route 8.
Nearby Dockery Plantation cotton gin and other buildings. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 22, 2021
4. Nearby Dockery Plantation cotton gin and other buildings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 19, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Aug. 8, 2022