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

Clickable Map of Washington 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> Washington County, MS (72) Bolivar County, MS (52) Humphreys County, MS (8) Issaquena County, MS (4) Sharkey County, MS (13) Sunflower County, MS (28) Chicot County, AR (17)  WashingtonCounty(72) Washington County (72)  BolivarCounty(52) Bolivar County (52)  HumphreysCounty(8) Humphreys County (8)  IssaquenaCounty(4) Issaquena County (4)  SharkeyCounty(13) Sharkey County (13)  SunflowerCounty(28) Sunflower County (28)  ChicotCountyArkansas(17) Chicot County (17)
Greenville is the county seat for Washington County
Leland is in Washington County
      Washington County (72)  
      Bolivar County (52)  
      Humphreys County (8)  
      Issaquena County (4)  
      Sharkey County (13)  
      Sunflower County (28)  
      Chicot County, Arkansas (17)  
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1 Mississippi, Washington County, Leland — Birthplace of Kermit the FrogLeland, Mississippi
Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, grew up and played along Deer Creek during the years 1936-1948, exploring its flora and fauna from here to Stoneville. Sometimes he was joined by his friend, Kermit Scott. These experiences and fond memories . . . Map (db m12942) HM
2 Mississippi, Washington County, Leland — 7 — Corner of 10 and 61
Front A major source of income for blues artists in the first half of the 20th century was tips. This corner, formerly the intersection of highways 10 and 61, was a profitable spot, particularly on Saturdays when people from the . . . Map (db m90131) HM
3 Mississippi, Washington County, Leland — Deer Creek
The soils along this lengthy tributary of the Yazoo River are among the most fertile in the world. An agriculturally based, prehistoric Indian culture thrived along the creek as early as 1200 A. D.Map (db m157130) HM
4 Mississippi, Washington County, Leland — 76 — James “Son” Thomas
Front James Henry “Son” Thomas, internationally famed blues musician and folk sculptor, worked as a porter at the Montgomery Hotel, which once occupied this site, after he moved to Leland in 1961. Born in the Yazoo County . . . Map (db m90136) HM
5 Mississippi, Washington County, Leland — 109 — Johnny Winter
Guitar icon Johnny Winter’s emergence on the national music scene in 1969 created a sensation among rock and blues audiences. The first of his many hit albums for Columbia Records featured the song “Leland, Mississippi Blues,” which paid tribute . . . Map (db m90143) HM
6 Mississippi, Washington County, Leland — 136 — Ruby's Nite Spot
Ruby’s Nite Spot, operated at this site by Ruby Edwards, was one of the most prominent blues clubs in the Delta during the 1940s and ‘50s. Edwards booked nationally known acts such as T-Bone Walker, Little Walter, and Little Richard, newcomers Ike . . . Map (db m90129) HM
7 Mississippi, Washington County, Leland — 152 — Tyrone Davis
Front Tyrone Davis, one of America's most popular soul singers, was born on a plantation near Leland on May 4, 1938. Davis lived in Leland before moving to Chicago, where he began his career billed as "Tyrone the Wonder Boy." From 1969 . . . Map (db m90130) HM
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Mar. 4, 2024