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

Mayhorn Grocery

 

—Elvis Presley Monument Plaques —

 
Mayhorn Grocery - Elvis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
1. Mayhorn Grocery - Elvis Marker
Inscription. In 1947, Elvis lived at the North end of Green Street, not far from here. Mayhorn Grocery previously occupied this space, and Elvis would walk to the store and sit on the porch listening to the blues. It was also here that he heard the sounds of black gospel music sung in the church across the street.
 
Erected 2003 by the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Location. 34° 16.1′ N, 88° 42.44′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Green Street and North Spring Street, on the right when traveling north on North Green Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 589 North Green Street, Tupelo MS 38804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church / A Strong Voice in the Civil Rights Struggle in Tupelo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Green Street Business District / Social Hub (within shouting distance of this marker); Carver School / Desegregation of Schools Across the South (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robins Field / High School Football During Segregation (approx. 0.4 miles
Former location of the Mayhorn Grocery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
2. Former location of the Mayhorn Grocery.
away); The Dixie Bell Theater / The March of Discontent (approx. half a mile away); Tupelo Baptist Church / Kind Treatment for the Wounded (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Younger Cabin / Confederate Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lee County Library (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tupelo.
 
Regarding Mayhorn Grocery. Located on the “Hill” on Green Street, the grocery was often the center of socializing which included picking and singing on the front porch. Elvis was often present for these gatherings and influenced by the style of musicians found here.

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.
 
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Springhill Baptist Church mentioned on plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
3. Springhill Baptist Church mentioned on plaque.
Located across the street from this marker.
View of marker looking South on Green Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
4. View of marker looking South on Green Street.
Elvis at age 13 as shown on plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
5. Elvis at age 13 as shown 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 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 172 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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