Clarksdale is a small town in the Mississippi Delta. About an hour south of Memphis, this little podunk town draws visitors from all over the world for its blues clubs and blues history.

Get in

By car

Downtown Clarksdale is situated a little north of the junction of Highway 61 and Highway 49 (the famous "Crossroads"). Memphis, Tennessee is about 75 miles north of Clarksdale on Highway 61. Jackson, MS is about 150 miles south. It is about 15 miles east of the Mississippi River.

By plane

Clarksdale is served by a public airport, which is capable of serving large private airplanes. There are no commercial flights into Clarksdale at present, but Memphis International Airport is only 75 miles north of Clarksdale.

The Blues Museum

By bus

Ground Zero Blues Club

Get around

Having a car is pretty much a requirement in Clarksdale. According to one website, 91% of Clarksdale residents drive to work. However, visiting for a short time does not require driving as the downtown is entirely pedestrian-friendly.

Taxi services:


Muddy Waters exhibit at the Delta Blues Museum






Clarksdale crossroads



Go next

Routes through Clarksdale

Jonesboro Helena  N  S  Splits into and
Merges onto  N  S  Indianola Jackson
Merges onto  N  S  Greenwood Jackson
Memphis Tunica  N  S  Cleveland Vicksburg
Greenville Cleveland  W  E  Batesville Oxford

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