Greenwood, Mississippi: Tallahatchie Bridge

The bridge that Billie Joe McAlister jumped off of was elsewhere, and it collapsed in 1972. In 2016 Greenwood erected this marker to hometown singer/songwriter Bobbie Gentry, and stuck it next to a bridge. Since the song's bridge is gone, and since this one has the Gentry historical marker, it's enough for most folks.

Address:
Grand Blvd, Greenwood, MS
Directions:
Marker is on the north edge of town, on the northbound side of Grand Blvd, at the south end of the bridge. To park, drive south one block to Rosemary Lane and turn east; you'll see a small parking lot. This is Bobbie Gentry's old elementary school.
Admission:
Free
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Bobbie Gentry historical marker.

Tallahatchie Bridge #1

Cool stop. Easy to get to for a quick pic!

[Julie Hackney, 02/10/2020]

The historical marker for country and pop artist Bobbie Gentry is next to a bridge... but not the one you might think.


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