Yellow Fever House and Martyrs Church Museum, Holly Springs – Mississippi Mondays October 7, 2019

I settled on the Holly Springs area in Marshall County for this week’s Mississippi Mondays post. When I saw what was on Roadside America, it was clear what I should the focus of this post. That needs a bit of backstory unless you can read my mind. I recently saw an article on “King” Solomon – William “King” Solomon of Kentucky not the one you are thinking of unless you were thinking Kentucky. Note to self – do a post on “King” Solomon. If you aren’t familiar with the Kentucky King Solomon, it’s an interesting one and how he went from town drunk to town hero. Once I post the article, or if you read about him, the rationale hopefully will follow.

For Yellow Fever House and Martyrs Church Museum, Holly Springs, I have seen it listed several ways.

Official website:

The Victims: (died late August 1878 – late November 1878)

Museum contact information below

Directions: South side of E. College Ave. just east of S. Walthall St. Yellow Fever House historical marker is southwest, at E. Gholson Ave. and S Memphis St.

Hours: By appt. (Call to verify)

The Museum is currently open by special arrangement only.  The below hours will be effective beginning March 2019. 

Monday: Closed

Tuesday- Friday: 10 AM- 4 PM

Saturday: 10 AM- 2 PM

Sunday: Closed

(Access to the Yellow Fever Museum is from the Marshall County Historical Museum, located down the street from the Yellow Fever Museum at 220 E. College Avenue)

Admission to the Museum is free, but donations are requested.


305 E. College Ave., Holly Springs, Mississippi

Location of Historical Marker:

104 E Gholson Ave, Holly Springs, MS 38635

The house is privately owned, but you can take photos of the historical marker and outside photos of the house.

Abandoned Playgrounds: No listing located

The Abandoned South: No listing located

Asylum Projects: No listing located

Atlas Obscura No listing located –

Blog Posts by Other Bloggers:


Facebook page:



Google Maps: Google Maps Church and Museum – Holly Springs, Mississippi

Google Maps Yellow Fever House

Google Maps Directions between House and Museum No listing located

Historical Marker Database (HMDB):

Inspirock: (may have to go here first before accessing the Yellow Fever Museum)


Mississippi Encyclopedia: No listing located for church or museum –

Mississippi Hills:

Mississippi Hometown Locator:,z,38659,p,yellow%20fever%20martyrs%20church%20%26%20museum,i,840dn0mu-8ac96ddf09a94eda81beeba0f7059b82.cfm

Mississippi Land Conservation Assistance Network: No listing located

The Mississippi Link: No listing located

Mississippi Magazine: No listing located

Mississippi Museums: No link located, but mentioned

Mississippi Obscura: No listing located

Mississippi Today: No listing located

Mississippi Delta Top 40: No listing located

Miss Preservation: No listing located

Mysterious Universe: No listing located

Only In Your State: no number, but if you scroll down a bit, you will see the museum


Roads and Kingdoms: No listing located

Roadside America: (same as link above)

Road Trippers: No listing located

Save My Place MS: No listing located

Silly America: (No Mississippi locations at all)

Southern Food and Beverage: No listing located

Southern Spaces: No listing located

This Is My South: No listing located

Today in Mississippi: No listing located

Traveling Mom: No listing located

Trip Advisor:

TripHobo: No listing located

Tripshock: No listing located

Tumblr: No listing located

Twitch channel or search: No listing located


Vacations Made Easy: No listing located

 Vimeo channel or search: No listing located

Visit the Delta: No listing located No listing located

Waymarking: No listing located

Wikipedia: No listing located –

mentioned, but no link

Yelp: No listing located

YouTube channel or search: (not many videos that cover the epidemic)

Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878: (around 9:56 minutes long)

Past Mississippi Mondays posts

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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