Mound Bayou in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 1951 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 52.804′ N, 90° 43.65′ W. Marker is in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is at the intersection of North Edwards Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, on the right when traveling north on North Edwards Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Edwards Avenue, Mound Bayou MS 38762, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taborian Hospital (here, next to this marker); Site of Mound Bayou Oil Mill & Manufacturing Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Friendship Clinic (within shouting distance of this marker); T. R. M. Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); Mound Bayou Blues (about 600 feet away, Newton (Keys) Hotel Site (about 700 feet away); AKA Mobile Health Project (approx. 0.6 miles away); Delta Health Center (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mound Bayou.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Mound Bayou. (Submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Mound Bayou history. (Submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. A Town Owned by Negroes, Mound Bayou, Miss., An Example of Thrift and Self-Goverment. Booker T. Washington's 1907 article on the success of Mound Bayou. (Submitted on November 12, 2015.)
Categories. • African Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 5. submitted on November 12, 2015.