Avalon, Mississippi

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Location of Avalon, Mississippi
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John Hurt museum in Avalon, Mississippi.

Avalon is an unincorporated community in Carroll County, Mississippi.

Avalon is part of the Greenwood, Mississippi micropolitan area.

Mississippi John Hurt lived in Avalon until he died in Grenada, Mississippi.[1] Avalon is a small town on Mississippi Highway 7, about 12 miles north of Greenwood. Carroll County placed a highway marker at Avalon to commemorate the music of Mississippi John Hurt. Avalon today has the remains of a store, a few houses, and the 'Mississippi John Hurt Museum' which is contained in the shack where he lived. In 2006, a gospel festival and a blues festival were held on the grounds of Mississippi John Hurt's home and the current site of the museum.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Neal, Jim. "Stackhouse & BluEsoterica (Jim O'Neal): The Mississippi Blues Trail marker project". stackhouse-bluesoterica.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  2. ^ http://www.msjohnhurtmuseum.com/

Coordinates: 33°39′18″N 90°05′08″W / 33.65500°N 90.08556°W / 33.65500; -90.08556