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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lee County, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Lee County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lee County, MS (107) Chickasaw County, MS (29) Itawamba County, MS (21) Monroe County, MS (27) Pontotoc County, MS (30) Prentiss County, MS (14) Union County, MS (12)  LeeCounty(107) Lee County (107)  ChickasawCounty(29) Chickasaw County (29)  ItawambaCounty(21) Itawamba County (21)  MonroeCounty(27) Monroe County (27)  PontotocCounty(30) Pontotoc County (30)  PrentissCounty(14) Prentiss County (14)  UnionCounty(12) Union County (12)
Tupelo is the county seat for Lee County
Adjacent to Lee County, Mississippi
      Chickasaw County (29)  
      Itawamba County (21)  
      Monroe County (27)  
      Pontotoc County (30)  
      Prentiss County (14)  
      Union County (12)  
 
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1 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Advance Forces of General Forrest
Advance forces of General Forrest and General Sturgis' cavalry met in skirmish here. The 3rd, 7th, 8th, and 12th Kentucky (Confederate) met the 4th Missouri, 3rd, 9th Illinois and 2nd New Jersey shortly before forming . . . Map (db m89093) HM
2 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Baldwyn Dry Goods
Built circa 192, 102 East Main Street was the first brick store building in Baldwyn operated by Jones, Pyle, Haney and McDonald as Baldwyn Dry Goods stores. Barber and Beauty Shop located in the basement. Renovated in 2011 by Farmers and Merchants . . . Map (db m155373) HM
3 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Baldwyn Garage and Gas Station
Built in 1925 by Ben Caldwell as a blacksmith shop and converted in the Baldwyn Garage in 1928 by Bill Parton and Carl Davis. Later became Bondie Tapp’s Grocery Store followed by the Baldwyn Florist operated by the Gentry, Bishop, Hinds, and . . . Map (db m154984) HM
4 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Battle of Brices Cross RoadsJune 10, 1864 — The Western Campaign, 1864 —
When General Sherman advanced on Atlanta, General Forrest sought to destroy the Union supply line between Nashville and Chattanooga. He had nearly reached the Tennessee River when he had to turn back to meet a Union force marching southeast from . . . Map (db m8365) HM
5 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Battle of Brice's Cross Roads
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6 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Bethany A.R.P. Church
Organized in 1852 by the Alabama Presbytery, Bethany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church had a charter membership of twenty-five including four slaves. The church was used as a hospital in 1864 following the Battle of Brice's Cross Roads. The . . . Map (db m60738) HM
7 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Bonnie Lee "Country" Graham
Six-foot-three Baldwyn native “Country” Graham led the Bearcats to a state title in 1932. In 1938, he became the first All-American basketball player from Ole Miss and Mississippi. He pioneered the one-handed hook shot, “Country’s . . . Map (db m154980) HM
8 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Brice Home
The Brice Home stood where monument is located The battle scarred, two-story house, with its blood-stained floors and walls was used by wounded of both armies to escape shot and shell as the battle raged. . . . Map (db m89045) HM
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9 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — A-1 — Brice's Cross RoadsJune 10, 1864
Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest "owned" northern Mississippi and southwestern Tennessee in mid-1864, but that was not where the war was being won or lost. Port Hudson, Louisiana, and Vicksburg, Mississippi, had fallen in July 1863, giving the Union . . . Map (db m62170) HM
10 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — B-1 — Brice's Cross RoadsFirst Main Battle Line Overview
By 10:00 a.m. on June 10, 1864, Col. George Waring's Federal cavalry had reached the Cross Roads. The troops deployed on either side of the Baldwyn Road, in the woods at the western edge of a cleared field, one-half mile east of the Cross Roads. . . . Map (db m62173) HM
11 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — B-2 — Brice's Cross RoadsFirst Main Battle Line (Union)
Brig. Gen. Benjamin Grierson's Federal cavalry (3,300 troops) left Stubbs plantation (nine miles northwest of Brice's Cross Roads) at daybreak on June 10, 1864. By 10:00 a.m. the cavalry had reached Brice's Cross Roads and advance units had . . . Map (db m62172) HM
12 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Brice's Crossroads
Six miles west of here, on June 10, 1864, General Forrest won his greatest victory, crushing superior Union forces of General Sturgis and driving them back to Memphis.Map (db m219973) HM
13 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — C.P. McWhorter - "The Hardware Man"
20th century commercial building constructed in 1918 by Nick Waters and Oscar Abrams as a two-story furniture and casket store; became McWhorter Hardware in 1921; later a John Deere dealership and then the General Electric Store opened by Bryson and . . . Map (db m155357) HM
14 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Caldwell Hardware
Late Victorian architecture built in 1910 by Ben Caldwell and operated as McCarthy Hardward store for over 30 years. Converted to a fabric shop in 1965 and operated over the years by Johnson, McKay, Roberts, and Kesler families. Facade improvements . . . Map (db m155376) HM
15 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Chief Tishomingo
Long before Civil War soldiers fought at this site in 1864, this land was part of the Chickasaw Nation. Tishomingo, whose name derived from the Chickasaw title tishu minko meaning "speaker for the chief" or "assistant chief" in the Chickasaw . . . Map (db m61924) HM
16 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here
at 1:00 o'clock. General Forrest's men were all on the field ready for action. From a quarter of a mile north and extending more than a mile south across the Guntown Road the Confederates formed a pincers movement against the enemy. Confederate . . . Map (db m62106) HM
17 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Confederate's Second Battle Line
Pushing the Union forces back, General Forrest slowly closed his pincers movement, forcing General Sturgis nearer the Crossroads. This line was anchored on the Blackland Road 400 yards northwest. The southern end across the Guntown Road. . . . Map (db m62110) HM
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18 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Dewey and Red's Barber Shop-McElroy's
Built by Buster McElroy, owner of the adjacent hardware store, about 1945, as a barber shop. Hardware store burned in 2002. Originally operated by Dewey Basden and "Red" Purvis, then Dayton Cagle. Since, operated by Peggy Grice and remodeled in . . . Map (db m155383) HM
19 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Elijah Pierce
A native of Baldwyn, Elijah Pierce (1892-1984) was a barber, Baptist minister and artist. In 1982, he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment of the Arts for his woodcarvings. His work has been exhibited in the . . . Map (db m219976) HM
20 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Epting's Five and Dime
Post-war modern architecture; building completed in 1930 as Compton's Store. Later operated as Hugh Epting's 5 & 10, Riley's Shoe Shop, and The Trading Post. Restored in 2005. National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m155366) HM
21 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Federal Cavalry and Artillery Formed First Battle Line Here
From 500 hundred yards north and extending more than a mile south, across the Guntown Road, this Line, behind rail fences and dense scrub-oak thickets fought stubbornly as the Confederates pushed on to the Crossroads. Hand to hand fighting along . . . Map (db m62108) HM
22 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Federal's Second Battle Line
Federal's Second Battle Line General Sturis was able to use his infantry here for the first time in the battle. General Forrest had beaten the Union Cavalry before the infantry reached the battlefield. Infantry and cavalry formed . . . Map (db m89096) HM
23 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — First Shots of the Battle of Brice's Crossroads
First Shots of the Battle of Brice's Crossroads were fired here at 9:30 Morning of June 10, 1864 Scouts from General Nathan Bedford Forrest's 7th Tennessee (Confederate) met scouts from General Samuel D. Sturgis' 4th . . . Map (db m89091) HM
24 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — General Barteau's Flank Movement
Along the ridge north-east, General Barteau's 2nd Tennessee flanked the Union forces, creating havoc among white and negro soldiers of General Sturgis' command.Map (db m61957) HM
25 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — General Sturgis' Supreme Effort
To Hold The Crossroads Placing the 93rd Illinois, 8th Illinois and 114th Illinois Infantry here and immediately behind, he placed his artillery consisting of Battery B of 2nd Illinois; 7th Wisconsin Battery; 14th Indiana . . . Map (db m5738) HM
26 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Interpretive SitesBattle of Brice's Crossroads • June 10, 1864 Battle of Tupelo • July 13-15, 1864
Welcome to the Mississippi's Final Stands Interpretive Center. After visiting our museum gallery, we hope that you will tour the Brice's Crossroads and Tupelo battlefields for yourself, with the help of our audio tour and roadside signage. . . . Map (db m91147) HM
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27 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Itawamba/Tishomingo County and Lee/Prentiss County Line
The county line drawn in 1836 to divide Itawamba and Tishomingo Counties in Downtown Baldwyn exist today as the boundary line for Lee county and Prentiss County, established in 1870. The line also signifies “wet and dry” boundaries for . . . Map (db m154986) HM
28 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — James Harrison “Babe” McCarthy
A native of Baldwyn, James H. “Babe” McCarthy began coaching basketball in 1941. During his career he coached high school, college, and professional teams. In 1963, McCarthy sneaked his all~white Mississippi State team out of Starkville . . . Map (db m154987) HM
29 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Joe White's Dollar Store
Circa 1910 as The People's Bank. George Gentry's Cafe & Meat Market downstairs with the upper floor residence of the Claude Gentry family (1928-1940). In 1940, operated as Luna Stubbs Beauty Shop followed by Johnnie Arnold's Dry Goods. Later owned . . . Map (db m155355) HM
30 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Kirk Hardware
Late Folk Victorian architecture constructed in circa 1900 as two structures. Brinson's Dry Goods and Shoe Store was on the east side and the west side was Kirk Hardware. Expanded by Kirk to both sides and operated later by Rowland, Garrett, . . . Map (db m155378) HM
31 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Lu-Ru Florist
The original wood frame building was built in 1905 as Walker's, then Norman's Grocery. Later, Lampkin's and Morris' Barber Shop followed by Gene Prentice Barber Shop and Aliene Anderson's Fabric Store. A beauty shop operated in the back of the . . . Map (db m155377) HM
32 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — M. Gorden
During the Great Depression, Morris Gorden, only 23, moved to Baldwyn, rented this building, and opened a dry goods business that would last 60 years. Gorden was a man of accomplishment. At age 9, Moijze Kordun and his family had escaped Lithuania . . . Map (db m155374) HM
33 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Miss Archer's Millinery Shop
In 1903 this site was a cobbler's shop and later Miss Jessie Archer's Millinery (hat) shop. In 1931, it was operated as Will McElroys' Grocery. Devastated by fire in 1938 and rebuilt by Knowles Archer, the new building later housed an Ice Cream . . . Map (db m155352) HM
34 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Morton's Battery
(front) Dedicated to Morton's Battery Forrest's Artillery and John W. Morton, Jr. Gen. N.B. Forrest's Chief of Artillery and the Confederacy's youngest artillery captain Morton's Battery fought here during the . . . Map (db m89046) HM WM
35 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — People's Bank
Originally a wood-framed built in 1920 by W.M.B. Cox as the People's Bank. The upstairs was used as a Masonic Hall. A Piggly Wiggly grocery store occupied the east side, and later, Haddon Palmer's Pool Room. The west side was occupied by Jones and . . . Map (db m155367) HM
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36 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — 'Pig' McDonald's Barber Shop
Edgar McDonald, Jack Lampkin, Dewey Basden & Claude rogers worked the chairs here in the early 1900's. McDonald's wife Ethel began a cleaning business for shop patrons at the back in the 20's, ad dry cleaning soon became this spot's predominant . . . Map (db m155361) HM
37 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Private John Allen
One mile northwest is the birthplace of Private John Allen (1846~1917), soldier, statesman, sage, and wit. He kept Congress laughing from 1885 to 1901.Map (db m154988) HM
38 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Quail Ridge Engineering
In 1926, Nick Waters moved a budding casket business into this building, formerly D.H. Thomas Grocer. Yet on a "few" bodies were ever actually embalmed here, to the great relief of current residents. In the 1950's, Claude Gentry's Lyric Theater . . . Map (db m155356) HM
39 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — 'Son' McGee's Grocery
Verner McGee operated a meat market here from the 1930's to the late 50's. He and wife Virginia once lived above this store, and "Son" could always be found in those days with his sidekick, a short-haired terrier who rode shotgun on daily deliveries . . . Map (db m155362) HM
40 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Spoils of War
As Confederate cannon rained fire on exhausted Union troops waiting to cross Tishomingo Creek, a somewhat orderly retreat turned into a panicked rout. Soldiers swam across the creek, bypassing the clogged and bottlenecked bridge and ran into the . . . Map (db m61930) HM
41 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — The Golden Rule / Shellnuts
Built in 1910, as two stores, Late Folk Victorian, Baldwyn Dry Goods Store (east side) and Nanney's Grocery on the west side; later operated as dry goods stores by Cochran and Shellnut. Houston's Grocery Store also occupied the east side followed by . . . Map (db m155375) HM
42 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — The Green Front Store
Built circa 1900, Ed Cochran operated a General Merchandise store here in 1928 named the Green Front Store. The store is a backdrop for Ed's son, Louis Cochran's book, Hallelujah, Mississippi, written about pre-World War I Baldwyn. Later, Wallis and . . . Map (db m155381) HM
43 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — The Opera House
An "Opera House" once stretched west inside a now-vanished 2nd story of this building. As many as 300 guests enjoyed live theater and silent movies up there in the early decades of the 1900's, while merchants like J.A. Bonds and John Youngblood . . . Map (db m155359) HM
44 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — The Ritz Theater
Completed in the 1930's by Audie Coggins; later owned and operated by Claude Gentry as the Ritz Theater. The west side was Gentry Insurance. Restored by Wayne Stone in 1981 as Stone's Jewelry & Gifts. National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m155360) HM
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45 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Tishomingo Creek Bridge
The Federal retreat at the Battle of Brice's Crossroads was funneled onto a small bridge across Tishomingo Creek. The structure was too narrow for Sturgis' Expeditionary Force, and the span quickly became a bottleneck as horses, wagons, cannon, and . . . Map (db m61927) HM
46 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Tishomingo Creek Bridge
Retreating wagons blocked bridge. General Forrest captured 200 Wagons, 14 pieces of artillery and hundreds of men. Artillery fire from the Crossroads killed hundreds of Federals here.Map (db m61953) HM
47 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Tom's Drug Store
This store became Baldwyn's most iconic business in the mid-20th century when owner Tom Mauldin erected the neon sign that still hangs. Constructed by the Steeds, a family of masons, the building originally housed City Drug & Jewelry Co. Guy Stocks, . . . Map (db m155363) HM
48 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Twentymile Bottom
Twentymile Bottom, now cultivated, was typical of the many low areas along streams through which the Natchez Trace passed. In 1812 Reverend John Johnson stopped at Old Factors Stand, near this bottom, and wrote this account of bottomland . . . Map (db m84764) HM
49 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — U.S. Post Office (Old Post Office Restaurant)
A frame building built on this site housed McWhorter Hardware and burned in the fire of 1914. In 1915, Baldwyn's U.S. Post Office was relocated here in a brick structure until 1952. Magers and Poole Appliance Store, Gladys Barber's Dollar Store, . . . Map (db m155380) HM
50 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Union Drug Store
From a log cabin built in 1859 as Wallis Blacksmith Shop, the current structure (1925) was built as Union Drug Store and operated by Archie Frost (for over 50 years) and Sam Rowan. Popeye Gentry's Watch Repair was in the back of the drug store. Mr. . . . Map (db m155379) HM
51 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Union Wagon Train
A critical factor in the Union defeat at Brice's Crossroads was the decision by an unknown officer to bring most if not all of the Union supply train across the Tishomingo Creek Bridge and into the field across the road from where you now stand. . . . Map (db m62176) HM
52 Mississippi, Lee County, Baldwyn — Wallace White’s Grocery
Constructed in 1925 as a block row building and operated as White’s Grocery in 1928. Later became Will Jones Dry Goods, followed by Baldwyn Cash Specialty operated by Outlaw, Landrum and Spivey in the 1940’s. Followed by Bryson’s General Electric . . . Map (db m154985) HM
53 Mississippi, Lee County, Guntown — Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, MSJune 10, 1864 — Civil War Preservation Trust —
8,000 Federal infantry and cavalry, led by Gen. Samuel Sturgis, left Memphis on a dual mission to destroy Confederate supply lines and to engage Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. It was here on June 10, 1864, that the Union army was forced to . . . Map (db m91178) HM
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54 Mississippi, Lee County, Guntown — Chief Tishomingo Home Site
Tishomingo is the English spelling of his Chickasaw title, Tisho Minko. It translates as assistant chief but signifies that he was a great warrior and orator. Tishomingo led warriors by example, reputation and his powers of persuasion. He . . . Map (db m185658) HM WM
55 Mississippi, Lee County, Guntown — Dogwood Valley
Flowering dogwood is a common small tree throughout the eastern United States from Maine and Michigan south to Texas and Florida.      Here the Natchez Trace passes through a small valley with an unusual stand of large dogwood trees.      An . . . Map (db m84765) HM
56 Mississippi, Lee County, Guntown — Tippah, Tishomingo, Pontotoc, Itawamba Intersection
Near this site is the intersection of a local road between the county seats of Ripley (Tippah) and Fulton (Itawamba) and the wire road that connected the county seats of Jacinto (Tishomingo) and Pontotoc (Pontotoc). The community of Bethany, . . . Map (db m91176) HM
57 Mississippi, Lee County, Guntown — Treaty of Pontotoc
In 1832, this area ceded from the Chickasaw Nation to the United States by the Treaty of Pontotoc and became part of the State of Mississippi. According to the treaty, the land was surveyed and offered for sale by the Federal Government. The . . . Map (db m91177) HM
58 Mississippi, Lee County, Guntown — Tyler's Flanking Maneuver
"Hit 'em on the e-e-end!" As Nathan Bedford Forrest closed on the Union defenders at the critical intersection at Brice's Crossroads, he dispatched two companies of the Twelfth Kentucky under Captain Henry A. Tyler, along with his personal . . . Map (db m91216) HM
59 Mississippi, Lee County, Plantersville — Union Church
The Union Church was established in the late 1840s in the small settlement of the same name, in what was then Itawamba County. The community of Union was first settled in the mid 1840s. Having once shared a building with another local congregation, . . . Map (db m122991) HM
60 Mississippi, Lee County, Saltillo — Old TraceNational Park Service — Natchez Trace Parkway —
Much of the Old Trace had been abandoned by the start of the civil war. However, the war did leave its mark on the Trace as it did upon the rest of the South, as soldiers marched, camped and fought along portions of this historic old road. A 5 . . . Map (db m61803) HM
61 Mississippi, Lee County, Saltillo — Thirteen Unknown Confederates
Were they some of Shiloh’s wounded who retreated here in 1862 to die beside the Natchez Trace? Did they serve under the daring General Nathan Forest who passed this way in 1864? Or were they guarding the Tupelo headquarters of J.B. Hood’s Army of . . . Map (db m84774) HM
62 Mississippi, Lee County, Shannon — Black Belt
Ages ago this area was under an arm of the ocean. Shells and other marine organisms were deposited to form the limestone seen here.      Exposure of the limestone to all types of weathering gradually changed it into a heavy fertile soil of various . . . Map (db m84816) HM
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63 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Battle of Ackia
Near here, on May 26, 1736, French and Choctaw invaders under Bienville were soundly repulsed by Chickasaws defending the Ackia, Apeony, and Chukafalaya villages. Many French casualties occurred.Map (db m102783) HM
64 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Battle of Tupelo
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65 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Battle of TupeloThe Western Campaign, 1864
In the summer of 1864, General Forrest's hard hitting troops in Northern Mississippi threatened the supplies of General Sherman's campaign against Atlanta. Therefore, General A. J. Smith marched 14,000 Union troops against Forrest. He reached . . . Map (db m6784) HM
66 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — MS-54 — Birthplace of Elvis Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, in this house built by his father. Presley's career as a singer and entertainer redefined American popular music. He died on Aug. 16, 1977, at Memphis, Tennessee.Map (db m4477) HM
67 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Carver School / Desegregation of Schools Across the South — Heritage Trails Enrichment Program —
Carver School Named for Dr. George Washington Carver, Carver School was built in 1939 to serve the educational Tupelo's African-American children Carver, along with local churches, was the center of social activities for the . . . Map (db m102833) HM
68 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Chickasaw Village Site
(Marker #1) A Chickasaw Village Here once stood an Indian village of several houses and a fort. Summer House During the summer they lived in rectangular well-ventilated houses. Winter House In the winter . . . Map (db m84809) HM
69 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — 12 — Elvis Country — Mississippi Country Music Trail —
Front Raised on country here in Tupelo, first introduced as “The Hillbilly Cat,” then by RCA Victor as “the hottest new name in country music,” Elvis Presley’s revolutionary musical mix always had country as a key ingredient. Appearing . . . Map (db m102752) HM
70 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — 28 — Elvis Presley and the Blues
Marker Front: Elvis Presley revolutionized popular music by blending the blues he first heard as a youth in Tupelo with country, pop, and gospel. Many of the first songs Elvis recorded for the Sun label in Memphis were covers of earlier . . . Map (db m29823) HM
71 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Elvis Presley and Tupelo
On October 3, 1945, a ten-year old Elvis played to his first crowd on these grounds and took 5th place in a talent show. Eleven years later he returned as the King of Rock and Roll! Elvis in Tupelo Elvis Aron Presley was born . . . Map (db m91174) HM
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72 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Elvis Presley's Childhood Church
Attend a Pentecostal church service where Elvis first fell in love with gospel music. Elvis Presley Birthplace presents a unique experience in the First Assembly of God Church where Elvis and his family regularly attended service. This structure . . . Map (db m29821) HM
73 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — First Presbyterian Church (USA)
First Presbyterian Church of Tupelo was founded in 1867 with twenty-five charter members and has worshipped at this site since 1905. After a tornado destroyed the church building in 1936, it was rebuilt using native sandstone and dedicated in 1938. . . . Map (db m122993) HM
74 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — In Commemoration of Hernando De Soto
In Commemoration of Hernando De Soto and his men who spent the winter of 1540 — 1541 in North East Mississippi prior to his discovery of the Mississippi RiverMap (db m102786) HM
75 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — John E. Rankin
John E. Rankin, 1882-1960, served in the U.S. House of Representatives for sixteen consecutive terms (1920-1952). He was instrumental in the creation of TVA, REA & served as Chairman of Veterans Affairs.Map (db m144494) HM
76 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Lee County Courthouse — Elvis Presley Monument Plaques —
In 1946, Tupelo radio station WELO broadcast weekly music jamborees from the Courthouse. Mississippi Slim, who had his own show on WELO, arranged for Elvis to perform at the jamboree. Elvis’ dream was to become as famous as Mississippi Slim and to . . . Map (db m144724) HM
77 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Lee County Library — Elvis Presley Monument Plaques —
At this site on February 13, 1948, 13-year-old Elvis, accompanied by his mother Gladys, applied for his first library card. Through the books he read from the Lee County Library, Elvis would vicariously travel to distant places and learn new things . . . Map (db m102820) HM
78 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Lee County, Mississippi War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all those from Lee Co. who gave their lives in service of our country. Word War I Lindsay Barnes • Robert L. Bolen • Thomas C. Carter, Jr. • Bulah G. Marks • Claude A. Nichols • Kuk L. Orr • Claude . . . Map (db m155610) WM
79 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Lyric Theatre
Elvis enjoyed going to the movies, especially "westerns," at the Lyric Theatre. Friends recall how Elvis would climb over the divider in the balcony to sit among his African-American friends. The sweetest of the legends associated with this theatre . . . Map (db m155325) HM
80 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Mayhorn Grocery — Elvis Presley Monument Plaques —
In 1947, Elvis lived at the North end of Green Street, not far from here. Mayhorn Grocery previously occupied this space, and Elvis would walk to the store and sit on the porch listening to the blues. It was also here that he heard the sounds of . . . Map (db m102821) HM
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81 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Natchez Trace at Lee County
This monument marks a stage in the course of the Natchez Trace through Mississippi. Over this first high-road came a tide of the best population of the older Southern states seeking homes in the Southwest. After the Treaty of Pontotoc, Oct. 20, . . . Map (db m84800) HM
82 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Native American SiteWoodland Period CA 1000 BC
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83 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Old Town Creek
In the early 1800's ordinary Americans could not be bothered with learning the names of Chickasaw villages on the Natchez Trace. One they called Old Town, and passed the name on to the stream running through this valley. It is one of the sources of . . . Map (db m84799) HM
84 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Robins Field / High School Football During Segregation — Heritage Trails Enrichment Program —
Robins Field Built in 1927, Robins Field was named for former Tupelo Mayor D.W. Robins and served as the Tupelo Schools' football field until 1991. On Friday nights, the all-white Tupelo High School Golden Wave football team played . . . Map (db m102826) HM
85 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — 60 — Shake Rag(Shakerag)
Marker Front: Shake Rag, located east of the old M & O (later GM & O) railway tracks and extending northward from Main Street, was one of several historic African American communities in Tupelo. By the 1920s blues and jazz flowed freely . . . Map (db m29629) HM
86 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Shake Rag – A Way of Life / Shake Rag and Urban Renewal
(side 1) Shake Rag – A Way of Life Shake Rag, known for its music and influence on a young Elvis, was more than music to the people who lived there – it was a way of life. After emancipation, freed slaves moved into . . . Map (db m155351) HM
87 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Shake Rag Community
From 1943~47, Elvis' father, Vernon, worked for L.P. McCarty & Son's local wholesale grocery company making deliveries to various parts of the City. Shake Rag, a historically black community, was one of his delivery areas. It was here that Elvis . . . Map (db m29630) HM
88 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Sit-Ins Led to Civil Rights Act of 1964 / F.W. Woolworth
Sit-Ins Led to Civil Rights Act of 1964 During the 1960s, F. W. Woolworth Company operated lunch counters at its "five-and-dime stores" on a "local custom" basis - meaning racially segregated seating in the Southern United States. . . . Map (db m102846) HM
89 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church / A Strong Voice in the Civil Rights Struggle in Tupelo — Heritage Trails Enrichment Program —
Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church Established approximately during the 1850s, Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church is the oldest African-American Church in Tupelo, The original sanctuary, still standing today, was completed . . . Map (db m102827) HM
90 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — The Battle of King's Creek / The Campaign to Take Vicksburg
The Battle of King's Creek The campaign to take Vicksburg and control of the Mississippi River had begun. On May 5, 1863, mounted infantry and cavalry units of the Federal Ninth Illinois, Tenth Missouri and Seventh Kansas, under . . . Map (db m102851) HM
91 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — The Birthplace / East Tupelo 1935-1948
The Birthplace. The Elvis Presley Birthplace Park was begun with proceeds Elvis donated from his 1957 concert at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair. Unchanged since it was built in the 1930's, the two-room birthplace sat unoccupied and in poor . . . Map (db m122996) HM
92 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — The Dixie Belle Theater / The March of Discontent — Heritage Trails Enrichment Program —
The Dixie Belle Theater The rights of African-Americans during Reconstruction were greatly increased, and passage of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution and the Civil Rights Acts of 1875 seemed to . . . Map (db m111482) HM
93 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — The Green Street Business District / Social Hub — Heritage Trails Enrichment Program —
The Green Street Business District The Green Street business district was the hub of the black community in the early part of the century, up to and beyond desegregation. The area from Barnes Street to Spring Street housed the . . . Map (db m102831) HM
94 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — The Iron Furnace / Front Street
The Iron Furnace Hundreds of Union prisoners were interned here during the summer of 1862. Treated reasonably and guarded lightly, few tried to escape in anticipation of being exchanged, as was common practice early in the war. . . . Map (db m102840) HM
95 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — The Lyric TheaterHome of Tupelo Community Theater
The Lyric Theatre was built in 1912 by Mr. R. F. Goodlett. Originally named The Comus, it hosted live vaudeville shows. In the 1930's it became a part of the Malco chain of movie houses and the name was changed to the Lyric Theatre. Its sturdy . . . Map (db m144732) HM
96 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — The Outhouse
This is a replica of an outhouse that was typical in a poor, Southern neighborhood. Oftentimes, a single privy was shared by several residents. The original outhouse located behind the row of rental houses along Saltillo Road was also shared by . . . Map (db m102842) HM
97 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — The Tupelo Swamp / Plank Road
The Tupelo Swamp Military strategists agree that when two forces of equal size oppose one another, the defending force has the advantage. Tupelo's geography emphasized that point during the war. Surrounded north, east and south by . . . Map (db m102841) HM
98 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — The Younger Cabin / Confederate Headquarters
Side 1 At the onset of the Civil War, there were a few homes located in Tupelo near the intersection of the recently completed Mobile and Ohio Railroad and the Pontotoc-to-Fulton Road, now Main Street. One of those homes was the . . . Map (db m91175) HM
99 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Town Creek Tupelo Encampment / Camp Life in Tupelo
Town Creek Tupelo Encampment Throughout the Civil War, the Tupelo area was ideal for large numbers of troops to camp, train and recuperate from sickness, wounds and fatigue. There was an abundance of clean water and of billy land . . . Map (db m102843) HM
100 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — Tupelo Baptist Church / Kind Treatment for the Wounded — Heritage Trails Enrichment Program —
Tupelo Baptist Church As often happened in the middle of Civil War conflict, partisan lines became blurred when the care of wounded soldiers was necessary. A field hospital created by Union troops to treat their soldiers wounded in . . . Map (db m102838) HM

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