elvis presley locations in tupelo

Posted on April 18, 2013 by peter bell

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 to Vernon and Gladys Presley.  Elvis’ twin brother, Jesse Garon, died in stillbirth that same day.  The home where Elvis was born is now a museum open to the public in Tupelo.  The Presleys lived in and near Tupelo until Vernon moved the family to Memphis.  Those were tough years for the Presleys, the poverty of the Depression weighing heavily upon them.  But Elvis found salvation through music- first through his church, and then from the neighborhoods and radio programs that surrounded him.  While some say that Elvis stole rock and roll music, it might also be argued that it was culturally embedded within him.

Throughout the city of Tupelo, there are many markers, statues and reminders of the King’s presence.  Here is a list of locations related to Elvis in Tupelo, MS.

Tupelo, MS


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