Tutwiler in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Legendary Home of the Blues
A Landmark of American Music
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. 5½ miles away); Hopson Plantation (approx. 11.9 miles away); Cotton Pickin' Blues (approx. 11.9 miles away); Clarksdale (approx. 14½ 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.)
2. Mississippi Blues Trail marker on W.C. Handy. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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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 171 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.