Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Elvis Presley's Childhood Church
Elvis Presley Birthplace presents a unique experience in the First Assembly of God Church where Elvis and his family regularly attended service. This structure was originally one block away on Adams Street. To make way for a larger building, the old church was moved across the street and turned into a residence. In 2008 the building was moved to this site and restored to its original condition. Pentecostal congregations were known for their extended services. One neighbor recalls sitting on the porch on a hot summer's evening and hearing the sweet gospel singing continuing until late into the night. This 15 minute production takes you back to a typical evening service in the 1940's.
Location. 34° 15.572′ N, 88° 40.792′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Reese Street and Elvis Presley Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located on grounds of Elvis birth home, museum and church. Marker is in this post office area: Tupelo MS 38804, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elvis Presley and the Blues (here, next Elvis Country (within shouting distance of this marker); The Outhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Elvis Presley (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Creek Tupelo Encampment / Camp Life in Tupelo (approx. ¼ mile away); The Tupelo Swamp / Plank Road (approx. one mile away); Shake Rag (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tupelo.
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