The Forgotten Mississippi Gravesite That No One Ever Visits
Several prominent people are buried in Mississippi. Gravesites, such as those of William Faulkner and Robert Johnson, have attracted visitors from all over the country. Then there are those that are a bit more discreet. Take, for example, the grave of Elvis’ twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley. Marked by a tiny headstone in a rural cemetery, most people don’t even know the gravesite exists. Take a look:
Watch the video below to learn more about Jessie Presley’s gravesite.
So, did you know Elvis’ twin brother was buried in Mississippi? It is a shame Jesse Garon Presley didn’t get a chance to see what kind of impact his twin had on this world. And who knows what he could have contributed himself. Have you ever visited his grave? Tell us in the comments section.
This isn’t the only intriguing grave in Mississippi. Read about another cemetery in Mississippi that is the final resting place of a great American writer.
Elvis and his hometown of Tupelo, MS
Where is Elvis’ twin brother buried?
Elvis’ twin brother was buried in an unmarked grave in Priceville Memorial Gardens cemetery. On the morning of January 8th, 1935, the citizens of Tupelo, Mississippi awoke to a double shock: Elvis and Jesse Garon Presley had arrived! Unfortunately, Jesse Presley was stillborn. Though he hadn’t even made it into this world alive, there has long been speculation about who these two brothers would have become if Jesse had lived. It is a sobering reminder of a tragedy that could have affected one of history’s greatest music icons.
How many siblings did Elvis Presley have?
Elvis only had one sibling, a twin, who unfortunately was stillborn. Elvis didn’t even get to know his twin. Elvis did eventually have three stepbrothers after his father remarried late in life; Bill, David, and Rick Stanley.
What is Tupelo Mississippi known for?
Perhaps the most notable thing Tupelo Mississippi is known for is the birthplace of Elvis Presley. However, this small Mississippi town has much more going for it. Here are a few more things Tupelo Mississippi is known for:
- Tupelo Hardware Company: It’s where Elvis bought his first guitar.
- The Tupelo Flea Market: Perhaps the largest flea market in Mississippi.
- The Tupelo Historic District: Mill Village was built around the time a cotton mill opened in 1901.
- Downunder: Downunder is a hidden underground restaurant in a basement off of Tupelo’s Main Street.
- The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo: With over 260 animals this drive-through park is a must-see attraction in Tupelo.
- Delicious BBQ: Mississippi is known for its wonderful BBQ, but this medium-sized town is the place to go.