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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Belzoni, Mississippi
Location of Belzoni, Mississippi
► Humphreys County (7) ► Holmes County (12) ► Leflore County (28) ► Sharkey County (12) ► Sunflower County (20) ► Washington County (71) ► Yazoo County (18)
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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|
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|
|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|
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|
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|