West Point, Mississippi: Howlin' Wolf Memorial

Blues musician Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett was born nearby in 1910. The park in town displays a roadside likeness of him etched in black granite.
Address:
731 E. Broad St., West Point, MS
Directions:
Downtown, in the park, on the south side of E. Broad St. between Commerce and East Sts.
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Howlin' Wolf statue.

Howlin' Wolf Statue And Memorial

Tributes to the great blues legend, Howlin' Wolf.

[Elizabeth Carr, 06/12/2020]

The "statue" is actually an etched block of black granite, like a fancy 2D tombstone, although it isn't a grave. Local musician Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett became famous in Chicago, but an accompanying historical marker says he was known for "returning home often."


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