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Glendora in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Milam's House

 
 
Milam's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. Milam's House Marker
Inscription. This site was the home of J.W. Milam, who along with his half-brother, Roy Bryant, murdered 14-year-old Emmett Till on August 28, 1955. The two men confessed to journalist William Bradford Huie, during which Milam claimed he and his brother initially beat Till in the barn behind the house. Milam forced several of his black employees to wash out the bloody truck, which had been used to carry Tillís body to the Tallahatchie River. He also later admitted to burning Tillís clothes in the backyard.
 
Erected 2008 by State of Louisiana.
 
Location. 33° 49.737′ N, 90° 17.571′ W. Marker is in Glendora, Mississippi, in Tallahatchie County. Marker is on Thomas Street 0.1 miles south of Gipson Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Thomas Street, Glendora MS 38928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glendora Gin (within shouting distance of this marker); Sonny Boy Williamson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); King's Place (about 400 feet away); Clinton Melton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tallahatchie County
Former location of Milam's House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. Former location of Milam's House
(approx. 9.9 miles away); Tallahatchie County Confederate Monument (approx. 10.8 miles away); Emmett Till Murder Trial (approx. 10.8 miles away); Bryant's Grocery (approx. 13.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendora.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. African AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
View towards old Glendora Gin. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. View towards old Glendora Gin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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