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Indianola in Sunflower County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Riley B. King

A Mississippi Musical Note

 

— MS Delta Blues Trail —

 
Riley B. King Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
1. Riley B. King Marker
Inscription.  
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 AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1763.
 
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 walking distance of this marker. Fannie Lou Hamer (a few steps from this marker); Albert King (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church Street (about 600 feet away); Craig Claiborne (approx. 0.2 miles away); Club Ebony (approx. ¼ mile away); Irene Magruder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wayne and Minnie Cox Park
Riley B. King Marker & Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
2. Riley B. King Marker & Mural
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Giles Penny Savers Store (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
 
Wide shot of Riley B. King Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
3. Wide shot of Riley B. King Marker
B.B. King mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
4. B.B. King mural
B.B. King Interpretive Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
5. B.B. King Interpretive Museum
1500 feet easterly on Second Street.
B.B. King Guitar at museum image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
6. B.B. King Guitar at museum
B.B. King guitar image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
7. B.B. King guitar
 
 
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 329 times since then and 26 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.

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