By 1920 this southern section of the city of Greenville was known as "Little Italy" by the Italian-speaking immigrants who settled in the Miss. Delta. These immigrants endured social as well as physical hardships in achieving the "American Dream." . . . — — Map (db m107622) HM
I got the blues from my head, down to my shoes
Toured with Little Milton. Warmed up for B.B. King. Played with Booba Barnes, Willie Foster, John Horton, Little Dave Thompson, Lee "Shot" Williams, Booga-Loo and many others around the . . . — — Map (db m90397) HM
Named for Lizzie W. Coleman, who
was principal of the No. 2 Elementary
School, Coleman High School was
among the first high schools for African-
Americans in the Mississippi Delta. The
school served as Greenville's main high
school for African . . . — — Map (db m108567) HM
"Who May Your Regulars Be"
"Drop Down Mama"
"The World Don't Owe Me Nothing"
"Mississippi Delta Bluesman"
Little Walter Jacobs
Big Joe Williams
Kansas City Red . . . — — Map (db m90401) HM
Donnie, his brother Jerry Brown
and Thomas "Boogie" Hobart were
the "Candy Shoestring", the premier
Rock and Roll / Blues Rock Band of
the region in the 60's & 70's. They
opened for Ted Nugent, Lynard
Skynard, Rare Earth and . . . — — Map (db m108696) HM
On August 6, 1966, the first legal liquor store in Mississippi following prohibition opened here. The "Jigger & Jug", owned by the Azar brothers, was a prototypical self-serve package liquor store. Mississippi, which had banned the manufacturing and . . . — — Map (db m107657) HM
Built in 1903 by the first federally chartered bank in Washington County, this Neo-Classical Revival building was an imposing symbol of financial security for 75 years. Founding President James E. Negus selected its marble and stained glass in . . . — — Map (db m89806) HM
A planned, park-like neighborhood established in 1926, Gamwyn Park was based on a design concept by Mary L. Gamble and Margaret B. Wynn, prominent citizens of Greenville. Gamwyn Park includes well-maintained streetscapes and landscaped vistas. . . . — — Map (db m107626) HM
Born into a musical family. Played with B.J. Thomas in "Electric Cyrkus",
then Sassy Jones. Worked with producer and musician Jim Dickinson. Worked with many great musicians in all types of genres. A true renaissance man.
I'm a black man . . . — — Map (db m90394) HM
This 16-acre cypress brake is an early example of a local civic group's effort to preserve Mississippi's natural resources. This unique urban forest was purchased in 1940 by the Greenville Garden Club, the oldest garden club in the state, to . . . — — Map (db m122898) HM
These tracks are the last visible trace of a trolley line that at its peak had eight miles of track and fourteen cars. Operating from 1900 to 1929, the cars were first mule drawn and later powered by a coal-fueled generator at Poplar and Johnson . . . — — Map (db m89802) HM
An extraordinary literary atmosphere in Greenville produced winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and O'Henry Award. Writers influenced by the creative ambience here include William A. Percy, Shelby Foote, Walker Percy, Hodding Carter, . . . — — Map (db m89808) HM
Born a slave in 1846, Collier served as a Confederate sharpshooter and cavalryman. Famed as a bear hunter, he guided Pres. Theodore Roosevelt on a hunt near Onward, MS. in 1902. When Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear Collier had roped, cartoonists . . . — — Map (db m107624) HM
Began playing at 14. Played with Billy Marquis, Eden Brent, Willie Foster, Lil Dave Thompson, Mississippi Slim, John Horton, Lil Bill Wallace, The Xracker-Jacks and everyone else. — — Map (db m90395) HM
The Mainline Mississippi River Levee was originally built in the 1800s. Following the flood of 1927, Congress passed the Flood Control Act of 1928, creating the Mississippi River & Tributaries (MR&T) Project. The notches at Main and Central Streets . . . — — Map (db m107729) HM
Nelson Street was once the epicenter of African American business and entertainment in the Delta. Nightclubs, cafes, churches, groceries, fish markets, barbershops, laundries, record shops, and other enterprises did a bustling . . . — — Map (db m107636) HM
Formerly the R.H. Lake Agency office,
this block was once the center
of Washington County commerce and finance.
Eight buildings once existed across the street.
H.B. Nelken began in real estate and retail
at the turn of the 20th Century. . . . — — Map (db m89809) HM
Enlisted for service in World War II. Served in Co. B. 16th Inf. Reg., 1st Army Div., U.S. Army. Posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on Dec. 3, 1944, when he was mortally wounded in his single-handed attack on five . . . — — Map (db m62759) WM
This relic is all that remains of Mississippi's River Bridge that was dedicated to B.G. Humphreys, completed June 16, 1940, and opened to traffic September 17, 1940. A two lane thru-truss design bridge, at the time of its completion its main span . . . — — Map (db m90214) HM
The Greenville Gage on the Mississippi River is located near the U.S. Highway 82 Mississippi River Bridge. In 1927, when the levee broke near Mound Landing, the Greenville Gage would have reached 65.4 feet. During the 2011 Flood, the Mississippi . . . — — Map (db m107734) HM
St. Matthew's A.M.E. Church, organized in 1867 and originally located on Levee Street, was the first A.M.E. church established in the Delta and the fourth begun in Mississippi. Moved to its present site in 1890, this church was visited by Herbert . . . — — Map (db m107705) HM
Russian immigrant Sam Stein arrived in Greenville by riverboat in 1905. Here he founded a retail enterprise that would remain in his family for generations. On this site in 1964, his son Jake Stein opened the first Stein Mart store. By the 1980s, . . . — — Map (db m107659) HM
In 1895, Dr. Orville Blanton, son of Harriet Blanton Theobald, "the Mother of Greenville," designed and planted an arboretum on the grounds of the Washington County courthouse featuring native specimens. The Greenville Garden Club, recognized as the . . . — — Map (db m107628) HM
August 12, 1943 Shelby, MS
April 14, 2010 Greenville, MS
Opened for - BB King, Bobby Rush,
Little Milton, Tyrone Davis and others
1974 Album - " Crying in the Arms of Another Love"
1999 CD - "Miracles"
2009 CD - "You Can't Lose . . . — — Map (db m108694) HM
This courthouse was built ca. 1891 in the Richardson Romanesque architectural style. The courthouse was remodeled in 1930, and additions were made in 1950 and 1976. The courthouse has retained many of the original elements of its architectural . . . — — Map (db m107635) HM
This building (ca.1881), formerly the headquarters of the Delta Democrat Times, was immortalized in 1952 by Hodding Carter in Where Main Street Meets the River, the memoir of this Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, who stood for racial . . . — — Map (db m89803) HM
A native of Hollandale who picked cotton as a child, a University of Southern Mississippi graduate and Navy pilot, Ben Peters (1933-2005) went on to become a Nashville songwriting legend, penning fourteen number-one hits, including . . . — — Map (db m121117) HM
Sam Chatmon (c. 1899-1983), a celebrated singer and guitarist who spent most of his life in Hollandale, sometimes performed with his brothers in a renowned family string band billed as the Mississippi Sheiks. He embarked on a new . . . — — Map (db m121115) HM
Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, grew up and played along Deer Creek during the years 1936-1948, exploring its flora and fauna from here to Stoneville. Sometimes he was joined by his friend, Kermit Scott. These experiences and fond memories . . . — — Map (db m12942) HM
A major source of income for blues artists in the first half of the 20th century was tips. This corner, formerly the intersection of highways 10 and 61, was a profitable spot, particularly on Saturdays when people from the . . . — — Map (db m90131) HM
James Henry “Son” Thomas, internationally famed blues musician and folk sculptor, worked as a porter at the Montgomery Hotel, which once occupied this site, after he moved to Leland in 1961. Born in the Yazoo County . . . — — Map (db m90136) HM
Guitar icon Johnny Winters emergence on the national music scene in 1969 created a sensation among rock and blues audiences. The first of his many hit albums for Columbia Records featured the song “Leland, Mississippi . . . — — Map (db m90143) HM
Rubys Nite Spot, operated at this site by Ruby Edwards, was one of the most prominent blues clubs in the Delta during the 1940s and 50s. Edwards booked nationally known acts such as T-Bone Walker, Little Walter, and Little . . . — — Map (db m90129) HM
Tyrone Davis, one of America's most popular soul singers, was born on a plantation near Leland on May 4, 1938. Davis lived in Leland before moving to Chicago, where he began his career billed as "Tyrone the Wonder Boy." From 1969 . . . — — Map (db m90130) HM
Belmont, one of the few antebellum houses remaining in the Ms. Delta, was built ca. 1857 for W.W. Worthington. Federal troops plundered 1863. Belmont Hunting Lodge founded 1946 by Gov. Dennis Murphree. — — Map (db m121112) HM