Historic Markers Across Tennessee

"Mississippi" Fred McDowell 1904 - 1972

Marker ID: THC 4E 147
Location: at the intersection of State Highway 57 and Rossville Road (State Road 194), Rossville, TN
County: Fayette
Coordinates: N 35° 2.511    W 089° 32.606
  35.04185    -89.54343333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6TGJ


Born in Rossville on January 12, 1904, Fred McDowell was one of America's eminent blues artists. His work, rooted in the Delta blues tradition, won him international fame. Of his unique bottleneck guitar style he said: "I make the guitar say what I say,