Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
—Elvis Presley Monument Plaques —
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 The Dixie Belle 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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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 219 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.