Baptist Town in Greenwood, MS was a safe haven for bluesmen and legendary artists like Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Johnson, and many more. According to Edwards, Baptist Town was a safe haven for a musician who wanted to escape work in the cotton fields, and both he and Johnson found places to stay here in 1938 on Young Street. They performed locally at the Three Forks juke joint where Johnson was allegedly poisoned by a jealous lover or her husband, and spent some of his final days on Young Street, Edwards recalled. Begin at Hoover’s Grocery Store and travel to the Back in the Day Museum located in Baptist Town for visual artifacts and images of a time in Southern Black history. Experience Baptist Towns very own Robert Johnson Blues Festival this April 30, 2016 for more of that rich blues culture.
224 Short St / Greenwood, MS