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Muddy Waters’ Birthplace Blues Trail Marker

The Muddy Waters birthplace Blues Trail Marker was dedicated in December 2008, it is located in downtown Rolling Fork.

McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, was one of the foremost artists in blues history. In the late 1940s and 1950s he led the way in transforming traditional Delta blues into the electric Chicago blues style that paved the road to rock ‘n’ roll. Waters was born in the Jug’s Corner community of rural Issaquena County but always claimed Rolling Fork as his birthplace.