Mississippi Fred McDowell

Birth Name:
Fred McDowell
Birth Date:
January 12, 1904
Birth Place:
Rossville, Tennessee
Death Date:
July 3, 1972
Place of Death:
Memphis, Tennessee
Cause of Death:
Abdominal Cancer
Cemetery Name:
Hammond Hill Baptist Church
Claim to Fame:
Inspired by seeing the legend Charley Patton playing in a juke joint, McDowell secured his reputation without a back catalog of historic blues recordings but rather by playing around the world to enthusiastic fans of low country blues.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Hammond Hill Baptist Church

8475 Tate Panola Road

Senatobia, Mississippi, 38619


North America

Grave Location Description

The Hammond Hill Missionary Baptist Church is located at the intersection of Hammond Hill Road and Tate Panola Road two miles outside of Como, Mississippi. The small, rural cemetery is located just across the street from the church – about 300 feet on a small hill. Mississippi Fred McDowell’s grave is approximately in the center of the cemetery.

Grave Location GPS

34.55425, -90.004433

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