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c. 1868. The oldest African-American church in Grenada; site of Civil Rights meetings.
Belmont is one of the few antebellum plantations in the Mississippi Delta that escaped the torch of Union forces. It is contructed entirely of slave-made brick and was completed in 1859 as the home of Dr. William W. Worthington.
This unique museum houses over 20 pre-1970 Bench Mark Works motorcycles.
Benton, Mississippi was the Yazoo County seat from 1829 to 1850. Settled by William W. Gadberry in 1828, first court being held in his log home. Chartered in 1836. Nearby Cedar Grove Plantation was home of Col. John Sharp and of famed U.S. Senator John Sharp Williams.
Established 1864.The first African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mississippi and the first Masonic Lodge in Mississippi were organized here in 1875.
Organized in 1868, Bethel is the oldest African American congregation in Yazoo City. After affiliating with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the congregation moved to this site in 1890.
c. 1884. The only African American cemetery in Vicksburg established by the Vicksburg Tabernacle #19 Independent Order of Brothers and Sisters of Love and Charity. The final resting place for members of some of the prominent African American families in Vicksburg's history. There are more than 5,500 graves scattered across the grassy tree studded cemetery, which date into the 1940s.
Site where Coca-Cola was first bottled in 1894. Tour includes history of the beverage and the Biedenharn family. Coca-Cola memorabilia. Ice-cold cokes, ice cream floats, hand-dipped ice cream and more than 100 other items for sale in the museum gift shop.
Big Walter Horton, also known as Walter "Shakey Horton," was born in Horn Lake, moved to Memphis as a child and then to Chicago, where he first appeared on the blues scene in the late 1950s. His career encompassed playing blues joints in the Mississippi Delta during the 1920s and 1930s, to studio recording with groups like Fleetwood Mac and Johnny Winter in the 1970s.
Kayaks, jet skis, aqua cycles, and chair and umbrella rentals. ID required for jet ski rental.
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