Rhythm Night Club

Rhythm Night Club (HM1YIU)

Location: Natchez, MS 39120 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 33.547', W 91° 23.852'

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On April 23, 1940, 209 African Americans died in a fire at the Rhythm Club, located at this site. An overflow crowd, which included civic and cultural leaders, had come to hear the Walter Barnes Orchestra of Chicago. Considered among America's most deadly fires, the tragedy affected the entire Natchez community.
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HM NumberHM1YIU
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 652090 N 3492682
Decimal Degrees31.55911667, -91.39753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 33.547', W 91° 23.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 33' 32.82" N, 91° 23' 51.12" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 St Catherine St, Natchez MS 39120, US
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