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Blue Mountain in Tippah County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Southern Literary Festival

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
1. Southern Literary Festival Marker
Inscription.  In 1936, Dr. Charles D. Johnson established a regional festival to foster the exchange of ideas between local amateur and professional writers. Dr. Johnson invited English professors at colleges and universities in Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee to participate in the Festival. Nine schools accepted his invitation. The first meeting of the Southern Literary Festival was held here April 23, 1937.
 
Erected 2010 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. A significant historical date for this entry is April 23, 1937.
 
Location. 34° 40.271′ N, 89° 1.688′ W. Marker is in Blue Mountain, Mississippi, in Tippah County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and West Main Street, on the left when traveling north on 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Mountain MS 38610, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Jessie Mauney (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blue Mountain College (about 700 feet away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx.
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
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2.2 miles away); Antioch (approx. 3.6 miles away); Carpenters for Christmas (approx. 3.6 miles away); Antioch Colored School (approx. 3.6 miles away); First in Tippah County (approx. 3.6 miles away); Academy Baptist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blue Mountain.
 
Southern Literary Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
3. Southern Literary Festival Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Last updated on April 24, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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