Memphis Minnie Mississipi Blues Trail Marker and Gravesite

Memphis Minnie, born Lizzie “Kid” Douglas in 1897, is considered by many to be the best female blues singer of all time. She received her first guitar in 1905 as a Christmas present, and was among the first twenty performers elected to the Hall of Fame in the inaugural W.C. Handy Awards in 1980. Buried at New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery, Walls.

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Latitude: 34.962668 Longitude: -90.184565 Elevation: 215 ft

Hours Open

dawn to dusk

Time Period Represented

1897-1973

Seasons Open

Year Round

Visitor Fees

Free

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