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

Legendary Home of the Blues

A Landmark of American Music

 
 
Legendary Home of the Blues Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. Legendary Home of the Blues Plaque
Inscription.
In his autobiography,
father of the blues, W.C. Handy
stated that he first heard the blues,
a native negro ballad form, in the
railroad station of Tutwiler in 1895.

 
Erected by National Music Council, Mississippi Music Educators Association and Exxon.
 
Location. 34° 0.892′ N, 90° 25.951′ W. Marker is in Tutwiler, Mississippi, in Tallahatchie County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 2nd Street, Tutwiler MS 38963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W.C. Handy Encounters the Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); Emmett Till Murder Trial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tallahatchie County Confederate Monument (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tallahatchie County (approx. 5 miles away); Hopson Plantation (approx. 11.9 miles away); Cotton Pickin' Blues (approx. 11.9 miles away); Clarksdale (approx. 14 miles away); Riverside Hotel (approx. 14.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on W.C. Handy. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Legendary Home of the Blues plaque under canopy. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. Legendary Home of the Blues plaque under canopy.

2. Mississippi Blues Trail marker on W.C. Handy. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Nearby mural depicting the meeting in 1903 of W.C. Handy & the blues at the railroad depot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. Nearby mural depicting the meeting in 1903 of W.C. Handy & the blues at the railroad depot.
Plaque and murals in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
4. Plaque and murals in background.
W.C. Handy image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain (Carl Van Vechten), July 1941
5. W.C. Handy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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