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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bentonia, Mississippi
Location of Bentonia, Mississippi
► Yazoo County (18) ► Attala County (10) ► Hinds County (162) ► Holmes County (12) ► Humphreys County (7) ► Issaquena County (2) ► Madison County (23) ► Sharkey County (12) ► Warren County (468)
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Jack Owens became one of Mississippi's most venerated blues artists in the 1980s and ‘90s after spending most of his life as a farmer in Yazoo County. Born November 17, 1904, or 1906 according to some sources, Owens did not . . . — — Map (db m77275) HM|
The haunting quality of Nehemiah “Skip” James’s music earned him a reputation as one of the great early Mississippi bluesmen. James (1902-1969) grew up at the Woodbine Plantation and as a youth learned to play both . . . — — Map (db m77272) HM|
The Blue Front Café opened in 1948 under the ownership of Carey and Mary Holmes, an African American couple from Bentonia. In its heyday the Blue Front was famed for its buffalo fish, blues, and moonshine whiskey. One of the . . . — — Map (db m77274) HM|