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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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.
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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Greasy Street" (approx. 3.7 miles away); Jimmy Rogers (approx. 3.7 miles away);
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The Cleveland Chinese Mission School (approx. 5.6 miles away); Amzie Moore (approx. 5.9 miles away); Amzie Moore Home (approx. 5.9 miles away); David R. Bowen (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Cleveland Depot (approx. 6.1 miles away); Cleveland (approx. 6.1 miles away).
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Dockery Plantation. (Submitted on November 19, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 19, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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Mar. 8, 2021