On Castleman Street west of Church Street, on the right when traveling east.
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
On U.S. 49W, 1 mile north of State Route 7, on the right when traveling north.
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 Williamson . . . — — Map (db m77268) HM
On U.S. 49W north of Warren Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
On Church Street at First Street (Mississippi Highway 7), on the left when traveling north on Church Street.
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
On South Hayden Street at East Jackson Street, on the right when traveling north on South Hayden Street.
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
On U.S. 49W at South Belzoni Street, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 49W.
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
On Mississippi Route 7 north of Fishco Road, on the left when traveling north.
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