Holly Ridge, Mississippi

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Holly Ridge, Mississippi
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Holly Ridge, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Holly Ridge, Mississippi
Holly Ridge, Mississippi
Holly Ridge, Mississippi is located in the United States
Holly Ridge, Mississippi
Holly Ridge, Mississippi
Coordinates: Coordinates: 33°26′44″N 90°45′12″W / 33.44556°N 90.75333°W / 33.44556; -90.75333
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountySunflower
Elevation
125 ft (38 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38751
Area code(s)662
GNIS feature ID671334[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Holly Ridge, Mississippi
  2. ^ "Haley Barbour Unveils First Marker of Mississippi Blues Trail". Jazz News. Retrieved 2007-02-09.
  3. ^ "Introducing the Mississippi Blues Trail" (PDF). Mississippi Blues Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

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