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

Birthplace of Elvis Presley

 
 
Birthplace of Elvis Presley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1991
1. Birthplace of Elvis Presley Marker
Inscription. Elvis Aaron Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, in this house built by his father. Presley's career as a singer and entertainer redefined American popular music. He died on Aug. 16, 1977, at Memphis, Tennessee.
 
Erected 1977 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History. (Marker Number MS-54.)
 
Location. 34° 15.597′ N, 88° 40.79′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on Elvis Presley Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 Elvis Presley Dr., 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 Country (within shouting distance of this marker); Elvis Presley's Childhood Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Elvis Presley and the Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); The Outhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Creek Tupelo Encampment / Camp Life in Tupelo (approx. 0.2 miles 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.
 
Also see . . .
Birthplace of Elvis Presley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 29, 2008
2. Birthplace of Elvis Presley Marker
 Visit Elvis Presley's Birthplace. (Submitted on October 2, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Elvis' first exposure to music
Elvis Presley birthplace, Tupelo was a dirt-poor town in the deep South. The sharecroppers and laborers, whites and blacks alike, all sought refuge from their misery through religion. It was in church where Elvis first heard music, Gospel music, and this Southern-style expression in song would remain the strongest influence on Elvis' music till the very end.
    — Submitted January 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

2. Elvis' mother was also an early influence
Although pitifully poor, Elvis's mother saw to it that her only surviving child would have the best of what little money could buy. For his 10th birthday, she bought him a guitar.
    — Submitted January 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. EntertainmentNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
The House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1991
3. The House
The House and nearby statue image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
4. The House and nearby statue
Birthplace of Elvis Presley - Inside view of two-room house image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, July 23, 2008
5. Birthplace of Elvis Presley - Inside view of two-room house
Birthplace of Elvis Presley - Inside view of two-room house image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, July 23, 2008
6. Birthplace of Elvis Presley - Inside view of two-room house
Birthplace of Elvis Presley - Inside view of two-room house image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, July 23, 2008
7. Birthplace of Elvis Presley - Inside view of two-room house
Birthplace of Elvis Presley - Inside view of two-room house image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, July 23, 2008
8. Birthplace of Elvis Presley - Inside view of two-room house
The Chapel Elvis had built nearby image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1991
9. The Chapel Elvis had built nearby
Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel
Dedicated August 17,1979
And then on to Graceland....in Memphis image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1991
10. And then on to Graceland....in Memphis
Elvis Presley age 13 Statue image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
11. Elvis Presley age 13 Statue
The statue is "Dedicated to Elvis Presley Fans World Wide" image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 7, 2010
12. The statue is "Dedicated to Elvis Presley Fans World Wide"
August 9, 2002
Michiel Van Der Summen, Sculptor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 4,297 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on April 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   9, 10. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   11, 12. submitted on April 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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