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Humphreys County Mississippi Historical Markers

 
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By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
Denise LaSalle Marker (Rear)
Mississippi (Humphreys County), Belzoni — 73 — Denise LaSalle
Front Soul and blues star Denise LaSalle was born Denise Allen near Sidon in rural Leflore County on July 16, 1939, but spent much of her childhood here in Belzoni. After moving to Chicago in her teens, she began writing songs and . . . — Map (db m77269) HM
Mississippi (Humphreys County), Belzoni — 38 — Pinetop Perkins
Front Blues piano master Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins was born on July 7, 1913, on the Honey Island Plantation, seven miles southeast of Belzoni. Perkins spent much of his career accompanying blues icons such as Sonny Boy . . . — Map (db m77268) HM
Mississippi (Humphreys County), Belzoni — Steamboat Natchez
On March 13, 1863, near this site, the NATCHEZ burned and sank in the Yazoo. Converted into a Confederate gunboat and armored with cotton bales, the vessel had been taken into the Yazoo to avoid capture. — Map (db m121107) HM
Mississippi (Humphreys County), Belzoni — 11 — The Reverend George Lee — Mississippi Freedom Trail
Front The Reverend George Lee (1903-1955), a pioneer in the early Mississippi civil rights movement, was a vice president of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership, a co-founder of the Belzoni NAACP branch, and a powerful public . . . — Map (db m77408) HM
Mississippi (Humphreys County), Belzoni — 106 — Turner's Drug Store
Front The names of Turner’s Drug Store (located on this corner) and the Easy Pay Store across the street are etched into blues history as sponsors of some of the first radio programs in Mississippi to feature Delta blues. In 1947-48 . . . — Map (db m77270) HM
Mississippi (Humphreys County), Isola — 25 — Hank Cochran
Front One of country music's most prolific and revered songwriters, Hank Cochran (1935-2010), was born in Isola and spent his early childhood years here. He wrote "Make the World Go Away," "A Little Bitty Tear," "She's Got You," and . . . — Map (db m77169) HM
Mississippi (Humphreys County), Jaketown — Jaketown Site
A significant archaeological site initially settled by people of the Poverty Point culture ca. 1000 BC and continuously occupied through all subsequent archaeological periods of the Lower Miss. Valley. — Map (db m121110) HM

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