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Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lee County Library

 

—Elvis Presley Monument Plaques —

 
Lee County Library - Elvis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
1. Lee County Library - Elvis Marker
Inscription. At this site on February 13, 1948, 13-year-old Elvis, accompanied by his mother Gladys, applied for his first library card. Through the books he read from the Lee County Library, Elvis would vicariously travel to distant places and learn new things that were still only the dreams of a young boy growing up in Tupelo.
 
Erected 2003 by the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Location. 34° 15.532′ N, 88° 42.684′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Madison Street and West Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling north on North Madison Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 North Madison Street, Tupelo MS 38804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tupelo Baptist Church / Kind Treatment for the Wounded (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Commemoration of Hernando De Soto (approx. 0.2
Elvis Presley marker located at Lee County Library. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
2. Elvis Presley marker located at Lee County Library.
miles away); The Younger Cabin / Confederate Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tupelo Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robins Field / High School Football During Segregation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sit-Ins Led to Civil Rights Act of 1964 / F.W. Woolworth (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Dixie Bell Theater / The March of Discontent (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tupelo Hardware (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tupelo.
 
Regarding Lee County Library. Part of the Elvis Presley Driving Tour. It was started in 2002 and is a collection of 10 sites marked with plaques that highlight different aspects of the 13 years Elvis spent in Tupelo.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
Lee County Library - Elvis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
3. Lee County Library - Elvis Marker
Same statue as represented on plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
4. Same statue as represented on plaque.
Statue located at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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