Greenwood, Mississippi: Robert Johnson's Grave

The grandfather of rock 'n' roll died in 1938. Historical marker out front only claims that "he is thought to be buried in this graveyard," but he has his own modern tombstone. Visitors leave everything from flowers to whiskey bottles.

Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Address:
Money Rd, Greenwood, MS
Directions:
Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Historical marker and cemetery are four miles north of downtown Greenwood, on the west side of MS-518/Money Rd.
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Robert Johnson's Grave

One of the sites said to be Robert Johnson grave. I met Sylvester Hoover at the gravesite. He gives tours of the Delta Legends and is a good authority of this being the correct gravesite.

[Daryl Palmer, 09/21/2021]

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