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Near Fulton in Itawamba County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Vernon Presley

 
 
Vernon Presley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 26, 2022
1. Vernon Presley Marker
Inscription.  Vernon Presley, the father of Elvis Presley, was born on April 10, 1916, in a house that once sat on this site. In 1933, Vernon married Gladys Smith, and in 1935 Elvis Aron Presley was born. Vernon moved his family to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1948 in search of better employment. After giving Elvis his first guitar in 1946 as a birthday present, Vernon watched his son become a music legend known as the King of Rock and Roll. Vernon Presley died in Memphis in 1979.
 
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 10, 1916.
 
Location. 34° 20.782′ N, 88° 21.135′ W. Marker is near Fulton, Mississippi, in Itawamba County. Marker is on Barnes Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 Barnes Rd, Fulton MS 38843, 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. A different marker also named Vernon Presley (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Underground Railroad Bicycle Route (approx. 5.3 miles away); Fulton Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Historical African~American Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 5.9 miles away); Early Church Site (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fulton (approx. 6 miles away); Vision - Perserverence - Success (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fulton.
 
Vernon Presley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 26, 2022
2. Vernon Presley Marker
Vernon Presley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 26, 2022
3. Vernon Presley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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