“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cleveland, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Bolivar County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bolivar County, MS (52) Coahoma County, MS (41) Sunflower County, MS (28) Washington County, MS (72) Chicot County, AR (17) Desha County, AR (16) Phillips County, AR (94)  BolivarCounty(52) Bolivar County (52)  CoahomaCounty(41) Coahoma County (41)  SunflowerCounty(28) Sunflower County (28)  WashingtonCounty(72) Washington County (72)  ChicotCountyArkansas(17) Chicot County (17)  DeshaCounty(16) Desha County (16)  PhillipsCounty(94) Phillips County (94)
Cleveland and Rosedale are both the county seat for Bolivar County
Cleveland is in Bolivar County
      Bolivar County (52)  
      Coahoma County (41)  
      Sunflower County (28)  
      Washington County (72)  
      Chicot County, Arkansas (17)  
      Desha County, Arkansas (16)  
      Phillips County, Arkansas (94)  
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1 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — 9 — Amzie Moore — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Returning home from WWII, Cleveland businessman Amzie Moore (1911-1982) became a principal architect of early civil rights activism as a founding member of the Mississippi NAACP and the Regional Council of Negro Leadership. Convinced that . . . Map (db m90128) HM
2 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — Amzie Moore Home
Amzie Moore (1911-1982), a local Civil Rights leader, built this house in 1941. An army veteran, Moore also worked for the U.S. Postal Service. After returning from WWII, Moore dedicated himself to the civil rights movement, co-founding the . . . Map (db m90074) HM
3 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — Bolivar County Confederate MonumentC.S.A.
Front (East) To the memory of our Confederate Dead. 1861-65. Dead upon the field of glory Hero fit for song and story. Rear (West) Bolivar County's tribute to southern heroism. No nation . . . Map (db m90270) WM
4 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — Bolivar County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those veterans who made the supreme sacrifice in the World Wars.Map (db m90465) WM
5 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — 78 — Chrisman Street
Side 1 During the segregation era many towns in Mississippi had a particular street that served as the center of African American business and social life, catering not only to townsfolk but to farm hands and sharecroppers from the countryside . . . Map (db m170498) HM
6 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — Cleveland
Named for President Grover Cleveland. Founded along Jones Bayou and Yazoo and Mississippi Valley R.R. in 1886. Downtown historic area listed in National Register of Historic Places in 1999.Map (db m90069) HM
7 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — David R. Bowen
A Cleveland High School graduate, Bowen (D-Miss.) served five terms in Congress (1973-1983). As chair of the Cotton, Rice, and Sugar Subcommittee and a member of the House Agriculture, Foreign Affairs, and Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committees, . . . Map (db m89935) HM
8 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — Delta Blues Inspires W.C. Handy
While leading his orchestra at a dance on this site c. 1905, Handy was unable to perform requested blues numbers. A local band stepped in and stole the show. "My enlightenment came in Cleveland. That night an American composer was born," he . . . Map (db m89932) HM
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9 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — 188 — Gospel Music and the Blues — Mississippi Blues Trail —
Side 1 Despite their conceptual differences, gospel, the Sunday morning music of the church, and blues, the Saturday night music of the juke joint, share some of the same roots, influences and musical traits. Many African African singers have . . . Map (db m170501) HM
10 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — 192 — Grammy Museum® Mississippi — Mississippi Blues Trail —
Side 1 The Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum’s decision to open a sister museum here in Cleveland in 2016 was a testament to Mississippi's rich musical heritage in blues, country, gospel, rock and other genres. Among Mississippi’s many GRAMMY . . . Map (db m170502) HM
11 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — Hill Demonstration School
In 1926 the Hill Demonstration School opened for grades one through six, with kindergarten classes added in 1929. This laboratory-style school for Delta State student teachers had an initial enrollment of twenty-five and was housed in the basement . . . Map (db m90127) HM
12 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — Margaret Wade
Lily Margaret Wade (1912-1995) was a standout on Cleveland High School’s girls basketball team and Delta State’s women’s basketball team. Compiling a CHS coaching record of 453-89-6, she began coaching the Lady Statesmen in 1973, winning the AIAW . . . Map (db m90125) HM
13 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — The Cleveland Chinese Mission School
Founded in 1937 by parents, Cleveland First Baptist Church, and community leaders to provide an education for children of Chinese descent who were excluded from area schools by the 1927 US Supreme Court decision, Gong Lum v. Rice. Students . . . Map (db m90066) HM
14 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — The Cleveland Depot
Four railroad depots have operated here since Cleveland was incorporated in 1886. The first depot—two Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR cars tied together and parked on a side track—disappeared when a prankster hooked it to an outgoing . . . Map (db m89937) HM
15 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — 173 — The Enlightenment of W.C. Handy
Front In W.C. Handy's famous account of his "enlightenment" in Cleveland, a ragged local trio was showered with coins after Handy's orchestra of trained musicians had been unable to similarly excite the crowd. In early manuscripts of . . . Map (db m90071) HM
16 Mississippi, Bolivar County, Cleveland — The Marshall Plan
A plan for relief of postwar Europe, suggested by Mississippi native Will Clayton, was first announced here May 8, 1947, by Under Secretary of State Dean Acheson at a meeting of the Delta Council.Map (db m90126) HM
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Feb. 29, 2024