Holly Ridge, Mississippi

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Location of Holly Ridge, Mississippi

Holly Ridge is an unincorporated community in Sunflower County, Mississippi. It is located in the Mississippi Delta, approximately five miles west of Indianola.

Blues history[edit]

The early Delta blues guitarist and singer, Charley Patton (1891–1934), is buried in Holly Ridge. The Mississippi Blues Trail placed its first historic marker on Patton's grave in dedication to his iconic status as a bluesman.[1] Fellow blues musicians, Willie James Foster (1921–2001) and Asie Payton (1937–1997), the latter of whom lived in the community, are also buried in the same cemetery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haley Barbour Unveils First Marker of Mississippi Blues Trail". Jazz News. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Introducing the Mississippi Blues Trail". Mississippi Blues Commission. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

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Coordinates: 33°26′44″N 90°45′12″W / 33.44556°N 90.75333°W / 33.44556; -90.75333