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Clarksdale in Coahoma County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Clarksdale

 
 
Clarksdale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. Clarksdale Marker
Inscription.
County seat of Coahoma County, was founded
in 1869 by John Clark, for whom the town was
named. Situated in one of the most fertile
regions of the world, it has grown into one
of the leading cities of the Yazoo Mississippi
Delta. It has a just pride in its library, its
schools, and its churches, and is an important
market for long staple cotton.
 
Erected 1938 by Rosannah Waters Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 34° 11.689′ N, 90° 33.834′ W. Marker is in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in Coahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Desoto Avenue (U.S. 49E) and North State Street (U.S. 61), on the right when traveling north on Desoto Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 North State Street, Clarksdale MS 38614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riverside Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Aaron Henry (approx. half a mile away); Aaron Henry (approx. half a mile away); Sam Cooke (approx. half a mile away);
Marker is just under tree and US 49/US 61 Crossroads Guitars. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2019
2. Marker is just under tree and US 49/US 61 Crossroads Guitars.
The New World (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist M.B. Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Big Jack Johnson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wade Walton (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarksdale.
 
Also see . . .
1. Clarksdale Culture & History. (Submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article about Clarksdale. (Submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AgriculturePolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
U.S. Highways 49 and 61 Crossroads. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. U.S. Highways 49 and 61 Crossroads.
Purported to be "The Crossroads," the location where the legend says blues musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil for the ability to play a mean guitar. The Crossroads has continued to gain popularity in music ("Highway 61," "Crossroads," "Cross Road Blues," "Highway 49," etc) and in movies ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?," "Crossroads," etc.).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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