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Avalon in Carroll County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

"Mississippi" John Hurt

 
 
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Courtesy of Elizabeth Winter
1. "Mississippi" John Hurt Marker
Inscription.  John S. Hurt (1893-1966) was a pioneer blues and folk guitarist. Self-taught, Hurt rarely left his home at Avalon, where he worked as a farmer. Although he recorded several songs in 1928, including "Avalon Blues" and "Frankie, he lived in relative obscurity before he was "rediscovered" in the blues revival of the 1960s.
 
Erected 2004 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 33° 39.324′ N, 90° 5.076′ W. Marker is in Avalon, Mississippi, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Route 7 and Avalon Road (County Road 41), on the right when traveling south on State Route 7. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carrollton MS 38917, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Mississippi John Hurt (approx. 3.3 miles away);
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LOC, American Folklife (Public Domain), July 1963
2. "Mississippi" John Hurt Marker
Bryant's Grocery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Robert Johnson (approx. 9.9 miles away); Blues Deejays (approx. 10.1 miles away); Bobbie Gentry (approx. 10.2 miles away); Baptist Town (approx. 10.8 miles away); Greenwood Cotton Row District (approx. 10.8 miles away); Greenwood (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on "Mississippi" John Hurt. (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 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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Feb. 25, 2021