Indianola in Sunflower County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Riley B. King
A Mississippi Musical Note
— MS Delta Blues Trail —
It was on this corner, when B.B. was just a young man of 17, that locals first heard the musician destined to become the "King of the Blues".
On June 6, 1980, B.B. King placed his handprints and signature in the walk.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 33° 27.047′ N, 90° 39.013′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Mississippi, in Sunflower County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Avenue and Second Street, on the left when traveling north on Church Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 Second Street, Indianola MS 38751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albert King (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church Street (about 600 feet away); Club Ebony (approx. ¼ mile away); Irene Magruder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wayne and Minnie Cox Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Giles Penny Savers Store (approx. half a Freedom School Bombing (approx. 0.6 miles away); Inverness (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.