On County Road 305 at County Road 513, on the right when traveling south on County Road 305.
The long and remarkable life of B.B. King began near this site, where he was born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925. His parents, Albert and Nora Ella King, were sharecroppers who lived in a simple home southeast of here along Bear Creek. After . . . — — Map (db m173997) HM
On Broad Street at Avenue M, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street.
On June 16, 1966, SNCC chairman Stokely Carmichael, released from jail after defying City of Greenwood orders by putting up tents to house participants of the James Meredith “March Against Fear,” made his famous . . . — — Map (db m77423) HM
On Short Street at Short Court, on the left when traveling south on Short Street.
Baptist Town, established in the 1800s in tandem with the growth of the local cotton industry, is one of Greenwood’s oldest African American neighborhoods. Known for its strong sense of community, it is anchored by the McKinney . . . — — Map (db m77198) HM
On West Church Street at Henderson Street, on the left when traveling west on West Church Street.
First Mississippi Field Artillery,
mustered into Federal Service
August 5, 1917 as Battery C,
140th F.A., 64th F.A. Brigade,
The Battery, composed of men from
Leflore and surrounding counties,
camped . . . — — Map (db m77157) HM
On Ione Street, 0.1 miles north of Highland Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Radio disc jockeys played a major role in the spread of the blues, boosting the careers of local artists, introducing listeners to performers from across the country, and more generally serving as a voice for the community. Early . . . — — Map (db m77191) HM
On Grand Boulevard (County Road 518) 0.1 miles north of Rosemary Lane, on the right when traveling north.
Born Roberta Lee Streeter in Chickasaw County (1944) and spending her childhood here, Bobbie Gentry brought the accents, sounds and images of Delta life into scores of haunting songs she wrote and records she made, to become one . . . — — Map (db m77177) HM
On West Church Street at Dewey Street, on the left when traveling west on West Church Street.
To Commemorate the Enterprise and Initiative
Charles Edward Wright
Who in May 1895, 901 feet east of this spot
sank the first overflowing well in the
Mississippi Delta and gave to its people the
blessing of artesian water, . . . — — Map (db m77439) HM
Near 1st Street, 0.1 miles south of Strong Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
To the men of LeFlore County and the Southland who answered the call to defend their homes, states, and Southland from invading armies from the North. The actual burial sites of some are known but to God. But all known veterans buried within this . . . — — Map (db m77335) WM
On East Scott Street at Avenue F, on the left when traveling west on East Scott Street.
During the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, the Elks Hart Lodge No. 640 at this site was one of the most important venues for rhythm and blues in the Delta. Particularly during the segregation era, fraternal organizations such as the . . . — — Map (db m77193) HM
On West Washington Street at Cotton Street, on the right when traveling west on West Washington Street.
Built 1898-99, in spite of a yellow fever quarantine which hampered construction. J.H. Mitchell was its first pastor. 1500 people attended the 1899 North Miss. Conference to hear Bishop Warren Candler speak. — — Map (db m77186) HM
On U.S. 82 at Levee Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 82.
In the 1863 Campaign against Vicksburg, General Grant tried several approaches, one being to send troops on transports down the Tallahatchie and Yazoo Rivers. He cut the Mississippi River levee in February which flooded the several bayous between . . . — — Map (db m77329) HM
On East Johnson Street at Lamar Street, on the left when traveling east on East Johnson Street.
Greenwood native Walter “Furry” Lewis (c. 1899-1981) was a favorite figure on the Memphis blues revival scene of the 1960s and '70s, decades after he made his historic first recordings in the 1920s. Lewis, who had . . . — — Map (db m77196) HM
On West Front Street west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
District comprises state's most important concentration of buildings associated with marketing of cotton and with the state's post-Civil War cotton boom. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. — — Map (db m77179) HM
On Main Street at Avenue D, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
The Greenwood Underpass was constructed in 1938 by the Mississippi State Highway Department with funding from the Federal Aid
Highway Program. In accordance with WPA goals the Greenwood Underpass was designed to improve the Y. & M.V. railroad . . . — — Map (db m77189) HM
On Wright Place at Fulton Street, on the right when traveling east on Wright Place.
Needing a fresh water supply for his ice company, Charles Edward Wright partnered with the mayor and Board of Aldermen to drill a well near this site. Wright and his business partner, Staige Marye, provided the boring rig, and the city provided . . . — — Map (db m77190) HM
On County Road 101, 1.5 miles east of U.S. 49E, on the left when traveling north.
Eddie Lee “Guitar Slim” Jones brought new levels of energy and intensity to electric guitar playing with his raw, incendiary approach in the 1950s. An impassioned singer and a flamboyant showman, Jones was best known . . . — — Map (db m77211) HM
On 12th Street at River Road Extended, on the right when traveling north on 12th Street.
Hubert Sumlin’s sizzling guitar playing energized many of the classic Chicago blues records of Howlin’ Wolf in the 1950s and ‘60s. His reputation in blues and rock circles propelled him to a celebrated career on his own after . . . — — Map (db m77209) HM
On Fulton Street at West Market Street, on the left when traveling north on Fulton Street.
Leflore County's tribute
to her sons and daughters
of the Southern Confederacy.
Erected under the auspices
of the Varina Jefferson Davis
Chapter United Daughters
of the Confederacy.
Oct. 9, . . . — — Map (db m77355) WM
On Strong Avenue at Mary Street, on the right when traveling east on Strong Avenue.
Burial spot of veterans of four wars. Among 40 Confederates was Lt. Azro A. Stoddard, who carried out orders to scuttle “Star of the West,“ thus preventing federal use of Yazoo River route to Vicksburg. — — Map (db m77188) HM
On Money Road (County Road 518) 0.2 miles north of County Road 151, on the left when traveling north.
A seminal figure in the history of the Delta blues, Robert Johnson (1911-1938) synthesized the music of Delta blues pioneers such as Son House with outside traditions. He in turn influenced artists such as Muddy Waters and Elmore . . . — — Map (db m77203) HM
On Howard Street at West Washington Street, on the left when traveling north on Howard Street.
Before the 1950s, relatively few African American voices were heard on the radio in the South. A major exception was live broadcasts of performances by gospel groups. During the 1940s this building housed station WGRM, which . . . — — Map (db m77200) HM
On Mississippi Route 7 at Lakeside Street, on the right when traveling north on State Route 7.
On June 5, 1966, James Meredith began the
"March Against Fear," a three-week march
from Memphis. Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi.
designed to promote black voter registration
and defy segregation. On June 18, some 100
marchers passed through . . . — — Map (db m170266) HM
On U.S. 82, 0.2 miles north of Local Highway 507, on the right when traveling north.
Who lost their lives in the crash of a KC-130T, "Yanky 72"
On July 10, 2017, at 2141 Zulu (3:41 PM local), a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130T flying at 20,000 ft. suffered a catastrophic inflight breakup. The aircraft disappeared . . . — — Map (db m122921) HM
On Schley Street (State Highway 7) at Humphreys Street, on the left when traveling south on Schley Street.
Plantation home site (from which town was named) of Brig. Gen. Benj. G. Humphreys, C.S.A. Elected governor of Mississippi, Oct., 1865. Forcibly removed by Carpetbag regime, June, 1868. — — Map (db m77165) HM
On Front Street east of Basket Street (State Route 7), on the right when traveling east.
During the Civil Rights Movement, mass
meetings were held at Hopewell Missionary
Baptist Church in Itta Bena to register voters,
distribute food and teach citizens how to read
and write. On June 18, 1963, more than
seventy men, women and . . . — — Map (db m170257) HM
On Money Road (County Road 518) at County Road 24, on the left when traveling north on Money Road.
Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till came to this site to buy candy in August 1955. White shopkeeper Carolyn Bryant accused the black youth of flirting with her, and shortly thereafter, Till was abducted by Bryant's husband and his half . . . — — Map (db m77418) HM