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Junction of US Highway 90
The community of Gulfport, MS. It is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital Jackson. Gulfport was hit by the strong east side of Hurricane Katrina, on August 29, 2005, and much of Gulfport was flooded or destroyed. It is also home to the US Navy Seabees. Harbor Square Park. West to the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus. The campus is situated on sixty-five acres overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It is also the site of the famous Friendship Oak - a magnificent live oak tree more than 500 years old. Phone: 228-865-4500. East to Tullis-Toledano Manor, also known as the Toledano-Philbrick-Tullis House. It was considered an example of Greek Revival architecture. The mansion was on the National Register of Historic Places until it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. William Carey College on the Coast. Founded in 1906 and operating for decades as Mississippi Woman's College, the institution was renamed in honor of the founder of modern missions in 1954 when the school became coeducational. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum. A 9,150-seat multi-purpose arena built in 1977.
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Junction of 28th St, MS
West to Naval Construction Battalion Center [NCBC] Gulfport. It serves as a support for operating units of the Naval Construction Force, specifically, Naval Mobile Construction Battalions ONE, SEVEN, SEVENTY-FOUR, and ONE THIRTY-THREE, TWENTIETH Naval Construction Regiment, the Naval Construction Training Center, and other smaller tenant activities. Its mission is to prepare for and support all facets of the mobilization of construction forces, including reserve units. It is also responsible for preservation and storage of war reserves including construction equipment and materials. The Magic River Resort. Experience relaxation & peacefulness here with a beautiful lake, paddle boat rentals, swimming pool, horseshoes, tether ball, bbq grills & picnic tables; Nearby attractions: John C. Stennis Space Center, Grand Casino Gulfport, Gulf Coast fishing tours, restaurants and shopping. Phone: 228-452-4405. East to Hewes Square Shopping Center and Hardy Court Shopping Center. Herbert Wilson Recreation Center.
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Turkey Creek, MS
Crossing Turkey Creek, MS.
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Junction of Airport Rd, MS
Access road to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, a joint civil-military airport. Bayou View Golf Course.
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Junction of Intersate 10
West to the community of Diamondhead, MS. It was named after Diamond Head, Hawaii. Most of the roads are named with Hawaiian names, the various community centers and private homes have a Hawaiian look, including prominent Kona/Tahitian roof lines. Diamond Head Airport. Mississippi state highways 43 and 603. Bay St. Louis. Like several other upper Gulf Coast cities, Bay Saint Louis was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. East to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College-Applied Technology and Development Center. Mississippi state highway 605. The Tchoutacabouffa River. Tchoutacabouffa is the Biloxi tribe's word for 'broken pot.' Interstate 110 and Mississippi state highway 15.
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Junction of Landon Rd and Crossroads Pkwy, MS
Crossroads Center. This shopping center offers shopping at Office Depot, Circuit City, Old Navy, Albertson's, Barnes & Noble, Goody's, and more. West to Gulf Islands Water Park. It is the largest Waterpark on the coast, featuring miles of slides and an island theme. Its attractions include the one and only HORN ISLAND BLASTER water roller coaster. FREE parking, life jacket and inner tube usage. Available to rent on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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Junction of Dedeaux Rd, MS
East to Mississippi state highway 605.
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Junction of Orange Grove Rd, MS
West to the World's Largest Rocking Chair. The giant rocking chair has long marveled Coast residents and visitors. It was built by family-owned Dedeaux Furniture Factory. The colossal chair was damaged was damaged in Hurricane Katrina and is the thirty-fifth roadside attraction to be restored as part of Hampton's Save-A-Landmark program.
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Junction of Oneal Rd, MS
East to Mississippi state highway 605.
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Flat Branch, MS
Crossing Flat Branch, MS.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 53
West to the community of Lyman, MS. Lyman Orchards. From apples to pies, and from tee to green, a visit to Lyman Orchards is always worth the trip. Note: US highway crosses over Mississippi state highway 53 at this point and continues heading north.
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Junction to W Wortham Rd, MS
West to Riverline Lake and Mississippi state highway 53.
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Junction to Desoto Park Rd, MS
Big Biloxi Recreation Area. Swimming, fishing, hiking trails (Tuxachanie hiking trail), Big Biloxi River. Tent sites, 25 RV sites (paved), hook-ups (25W, 25E), 30/50 amps, dump station, handicapped accessible, pet restrictions apply; NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED. Phone: 601-528-6160.
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Junction of Old Hwy 49, MS
West to the community of Saucier, MS.
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Junction of Old Mississippi 67, MS
East to Mississippi state highway 67.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 67
South to Mississippi state highway 605. St. Patrick Catholic High School - named to the Top 50 Catholic Secondary Schools in the U.S. It opened in August 2007. Dogwood Hills Golf Course. Here, you'll find a challenging 18-hole layout, beautiful rolling hills, a friendly staff, great rates and a golf experience that is fun and relaxing. A full service grill is open for golfers seven days a week. Phone: 228-392-9805
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Tuxachanie Trail, MS
Tuxachanie Trail is a 22-mile National Recreation Trail located north of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is designated for foot travel only. Rows of live oaks mark the trail's entrance on Highway 49. Handicapped Accessibility: The first 1/4 mile of trail from Highway 49 has hard packed native surface with some roots. This is the only section that is useable.
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Tenmile Creek, MS
Crossing Tenmile Creek, MS. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including channel catfish, shovelnose sturgeon and sturgeon here.
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Junction of Perkinston-Silver Run Rd, MS
The community of Perkinston, MS. This is where Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's main campus is located. The college's athletic teams are known as the Bulldogs. President George W. Bush became the first sitting President to speak at a community college graduation, when he spoke at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2006. South to Red Gap Lakes, Rogers Lake and Silver Run Lakes.
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Junction of S Magnolia Dr, MS
North to Mississippi State Highways 26 and 29
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Four Mile Creek, MS
Crossing Four Mile Creek, MS.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 26
West to Dean Griffin Memorial Airport. Lake Toc-O-Leen, MS. You will find a large variety of fish here, including white perch, smallmouth buffalo and striped bass. Wolf River Game Management Area. East to the community of Benndale, MS. De Soto National Forest. Black Creek Wilderness, located within De Soto National Forest. It is Mississippi's only designated Wild and Scenic River (for 21 miles) with the emphasis exclusively on scenic.
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Junction of W College Ave, MS
West to the city of Wiggins, MS. It was once known for its pickle production, and at one time boasted of being home to the world's largest pickle plant. However, the pickle plant is closed now
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Junction of Shadeville Rd, MS
The community of Bond, MS. Baseball Hall of Famer and well-known sportscaster, Dizzy Dean was a resident after his retirement in the late 1960's.
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Junction of Masonite Rd, MS
North to the town of Fruitland Park, MS. Camp Tiak, a Boy Scouts of America camp with a 1-mile educational forest trail, is located here.
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Junction of Fruitland Park Rd, MS
The town of Fruitland Park, MS. Camp Tiak (Boy Scout Camp) is located here.
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White Pond, MS
Crossing White Pond, MS. East to Tiak Lake, MS.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 13
West to the town of Carnes, MS. Limited services. Interstate 59.
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Hogpen Branch, MS
Crossing Hogpen Branch, MS.
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Junction of Herwick Rd, MS
West to Mississippi state highway 13.
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Beaverdam Creek, MS
Crossing Beaverdam Creek, MS. Here, fishermen will find a variety of fish including largemouth bass, shovelnose sturgeon and redbreast sunfish.
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Bowens Bay Creek, MS
Crossing Bowens Bay Creek, MS.
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Macklin Creek, MS
Crossing Macklin Creek, MS.
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Black Creek, MS
Crossing Black Creek, MS. Enjoy the peaceful sounds and beautiful scenery of Desoto National Forest as you drift lazily down the creek. Canoeing, camping, swimming, kayaking, fishing, hiking. Other services available: retail store with snacks, T-shirts, camping, and canoeing items; shuttles for private canoes; shuttles for Black Creek Trail hikers.
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Junction of Main Ave, MS
East to the town of Brooklyn, MS. It was originally called Bullis after one of the construction engineers. Later, it was renamed Brooklyn after one of the pioneer families. US post office.
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Walls Creek, MS
Crossing Walls Creek, MS.
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Junction of Dewit Carter Rd, MS

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Morris Branch, MS
Crossing Morris Branch, MS.
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Junction of McLaurin Rd, MS
East to the community of McLaurin, MS. It was the site of the largest sawmill in the country, becoming an important shipping site for masonite and pulp wood
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Junction of Southgate Rd, Ms
East to Camp Shelby. It is the largest state owned training site in the nation and it is considered by many as a "national treasure." Camp Shelby is also home to the Youth Challenge Program (a boot camp for military minded youths) and the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum. West to the community of Forrest County, MS and Elks Lake.
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Junction of Lee Ave, MS
East to Dogwood Lake. Glenn D. Walker Lake. US highway 98. East access to the Mississippi, De Soto National Forest. -e Amenities: With 0ver 300,000 acres this National Forest area offers hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, ATV riding, trails for the horse enthusiast, hunter and fisherman. There are 4 camping areas. Laurel, Long Leaf Horse Trail with 11 campsites No RV dumping station - Richton, Turkey Fork, with 28 camping sites with a dumping station - Gulfport, Big Biloxi with 25 camping sites with a dumping station - Wiggins, Cypress Creek Landing with 14 camping sites. No
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Junction of US Highway 98
West to Interstate 59 and crosses over US highway 11. East to Old Hwy 49. The Mahned Bridge, MNS. A through truss single-lane bridge constructed in the early 1900. It was the scene of the abduction of Robbie Bond and William Hatcher. It was declared a Mississippi Landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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Junction of J M Tatum Industrial Dr., MS
East to Drivers License Testing Office. Ability Works , Office of Special Disability Program. Hattiesburg-Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport. It serves the general aviation community, with no scheduled commercial airline service.
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Junction of Edwards St., MS
North to William Carey College.
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Junction of Central School Rd., MS
Pearl River Community College. Mississippi's first public two-year institution of higher learning. Pearl River has always been a leader in providing quality education to the citizens of our state.
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Pearl River Jr College, MS
Pearl River Jr. College.
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Burketts Creek, MS
Crossing Burketts Creek, MS.
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Junction of US Highway 11
Cloverleaf Mall Shopping Center. South to US highway 98 and Interstate 59. North to the city of Hattiesburg, MS. The city was named in honor William H. Hardy's wife, Hattie. It is home to The University of Southern Mississippi (originally known as Mississippi Normal College) and William Carey University (formerly William Carey College). Hattiesburg Amtrak Station. Note: US highway 49 crosses over US highway 11 at this point.
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Junction of Hardy St, MS
West to University of Southern Mississippi. It is officially known as "Southern Miss." Southern Miss is a large public research university. The McCain Libray and Archives. It is the chief reserve library for the university. The Archives also houses the DeGrummond's Children Literature Collection, one of the largest collections of children's literature in the world. Reed Green Coliseum, a mult-purpose arena. Home to the Golden Eagles basketball team. As a concert venue, it can seat nearly 9,100. M.M. Roberts Stadium, home to Golden Eagles football team. Also west to US highway 98 and Interstate 59. East to Kamper Park. Library of Hattisburg. US highway 11.
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Junction of W 4th St, MS
West to Longleaf Trace - Mississippi's premier running, biking, hiking, equestrian trail. Pete Taylor Park baseball stadium - home to the Southern Miss Gold Eagles baseball team. Interstate 59. East to a softball park, athletic track facilities and soccer fields. US highway 11.
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Mixons Creek, MS
Crossing Mixons Creek, MS. Home to a variety of fish including white perch, rainbow trout and shovelnose sturgeon.
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Junction of Campbell Loop, MS
Access Road to Broadacres Shopping Center. Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center - a multipurpose meeting and convention facility. Modern in design & technology, the center offers 68,550 square feet of flexible space that includes an exhibit hall, seven meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art conference room, a hospitality suite overlooking the exhibit floor and four open prefunction areas. Phone: 601-268-3220; Toll free: 1-800-638-6877. The center overlooks two-acre lake. It has 580 parking spaces and 6 Overnight RV parking spaces. Website: http://www.laketerrace.com/info/facts.html
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Junction of Interstate 59 and Mississippi State Highway 42
South to University of Souther Mississippi and US highway 98. North to Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport. Mostly used for general aviation but is also served by one commercial airline. Note: Mississippi state highway 42 joins US highway 49 at this point.
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Junction of Classic Woods Dr, MS
Access road to Hattiesburg Country Club. They offer a wide array of private membership oppprtunities designed to accommodate every social and recreational interest. Golf, tennis, swimming, fitness. It is a family-oriented club made up of members of every age. Members can also enjoy an array of dining options at their club. Phone: 601-264-5076. Website: www.hattiesburgcountryclub.com.
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Mineral Creek, MS
Crossing over Mineral Creek, MS.
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Big Creek, MS
Crossing over Big Creek, MS.
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Junction of Peps Point Rd, MS
North to Okatoma Resort and RV Park. Swimming, fishing, horseshoes, wildlife viewing, hiking trails; Nearby attractions: 3 miles from canoe & kayak rentals, 14 miles from Camp Shelby, 6 miles from great restaurants & shopping, 8 miles from hospital. Facilities include restrooms, laundry, showers, snack bar, propane; rentals: clubhouse, cabins, and 3-bedroom cottage. Handicapped accessible and pet restrictions apply. Website: http://www.okatomaresort.com. Phone: 601-520-6631. Peps Point Water Park.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 49
West to the town of Sumrall, MS. For nearly 30 years the Newman Lumber Company was the main industry of the city. Noteable residents include: Author and historian Reagan Grimsley and Seth Miller. Seth is an American actor who has had roles in Transformers, Eagle Eye, and CSI:NY. He also serves on active duty as a U.S. Marine. Mississippi state highway 44. Note: Mississippi state highway leaves US highway 49 at this point.
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Okatoma Creek, MS
Crossing Okatoma Creek, MS. Okatoma Creek, sometimes referred to as the Okatoma River, is to be a place to enjoy whitewater canoeing or kayaking. It is known for taking the family canoeing, picnicking or camping. Canoe and kayak rental is available.
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Junction of Walter Lott Rd, MS
North to Mississippi state highway 58.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 598
East to Old Hwy 49.
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Mooney Branch, MS
Crossing Mooney Branch, MS.
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Neeley Branch, MS
Crossing Neeley Branch, MS.
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Taylor Branch, MS
Crossing Taylor Branch, MS.
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Double Branch, MS
Crossing Double Branch, MS.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 589
South to the town of Sumrall, MS and Mississippi state highway 42.
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Big Swamp Creek, MS
Crossing Big Swamp Creek, MS.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 590
East to the town of Seminary, MS. It is the birthplace of Rock and roll and Country singer Dale Houston. Mississippi state highway 535.
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Kelley Creek, MS
Crossing Kelley Creek, MS.
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Junction of Kola Rd, MS
East to Mississippi state highway 588.
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154.0
Junction of Roberts St, MS
The community of Covington, MS. It is named for US Army officer and Congressman Leonard Covington. Noteable natives include: Steve McNair, former NFL quarterback; Gerald McRaney, television actor; Dana Andrews, actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild and Dale Houston, singer. Robertson Park.
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Junction of Main St, MS
North to US highway 84. The city of Collins, MS. It is home to TV and film star Gerald McRaney and his wife, Delta Burke. Also home to Dale Houston, a rock and roll singer. West to US highway 84.
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Junction of US highway 84
South to Mississippi state highways 35 and 13. The town of Prentiss, MS. It is the hometown of actor Gary Grubbs, NBA Plaer Al Jefferson, and noted software engineer, Jeff Lee. East to Mississippi state highways 37, 532 and 529. North to the community of Hopewell, MS. Limited services. Note: US highway 49 crosses over US highway 84 and continues heading north.
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158.3
Junction of Main St/Sunset Rd, MS
West to Mississippi state highway 35.
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Burtons Creek, MS
Crossing Burtons Creek, MS.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 35
North to the town of Mt Olive. It was the hometown of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair. US post office.
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Junction of Jaynesville Rd, MS
West to Dry Creek Lake. Fishing, boating, boat rentals. Has 28 paved RV sites, 28 back-ins (35'), 20 w/ water hook-up, 8 w/ sewer, 20 w/ electricity (30/50 amps), dump station and shaded spots. Handicapped accessible; pet restrictions apply. Website: http://www.phwd.net. Phone: 601-797-4619. East to the town of Mt Olive and Mississippi state highway 35.
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Junction of Main St, MS
West to McNair Millpond. Home to a variety of fish including carp and others. South to the town of Mt Olive.
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Uspoha Creek, MS
Crossing Uspoha Creek, MS.
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Goodwater Creek, MS
Crossing Goodwater Creek, MS.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 541
North to the town of Magee, MS. The first white settlers in the area were Arthur Mangum and Phil Magee. Both entered the area around 1820. Pioneers from Virginia and the Carolinas followed, and in 1840 Willis Magee built a grist mill on Little Goodwater Creek, inside the present city limits. Magee General Hospital. Note: Mississippi state highway 541 joins Mississippi state highway 28 at this point and runs parallel with US highway 49.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highways 541 and 28
South to Mississippi state highway 545. Note: Mississippi state highways 541 and 28 crosses US highway 49 at this point.
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Junction of Airport Rd, MS
West to Magee Municipal Airport and Mississippi state highway 13.
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Junction of Simpson Hwy 149, MS
South to the town of Magee, MS. North to the community of Sanatorium, MS. It was named for the Mississippi State Tuberculosis Sanatorium which is now the Boswell Regional Center, an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Mental Retardation and other developmental disabilities (ICF-MR).
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Junction of Agnes Windham Rd, MS
West to the community of Sanatorium, MS. Named for the Mississippi State Tuberculosis Sanatorium which is now the Boswell Regional Center, an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Mental Retardation and other developmental disabilities.
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Simpson Legion State Fishing Lake, MS
Simpson Legion State Fishing Lake, MS. Fishing.
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Sellers Creek, MS
Crossing Sellers Creek, MS.
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Junction of Zion Hill Rd, MS
North to Mississippi state highway 540.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 540
South to Mississippi state highway 149. West to the city of Mendenhall, MS. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area. Mississippi state highway 13. East to Mississippi state highway 541.
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Terrapin Creek, MS
Crossing Terrapin Creek, MS.
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Terrapin Creek, MS
Crossing Terrapin Creek, MS.
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Junction of N East St/East St, MS
South to the city of Mendenhall, MS. North to Mississippi state highway 13.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 13
South to Mississippi state highways 540 and 149. Peacock Lake. Fishing. Note: US highway 49 crosses over Mississippi highway 13.
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Strong River, MS
Crossing Strong River, MS. A scenic, untouched natural stream. Fishing. It is home to all common fresh water fish including the large flathead catfish.
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Junction of N Pine St, MS
South to the town of D'Lo, MS. This town was featured in Life magazine for sending more men to war than any other town of its size during World War II. It was was originally known as the village of Millhaven during the early 19th century because of the many watermills in the area. Also south to Mississippi state highway 540 and the community of Harrisville. Limited services.
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Junction of Cato Rd, MS
North to Phillips Lake and Mississippi state highway 18.
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Junction of Dallas St., MS
South to Mississippi state highway 149 and the town of D'Lo, MS.
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Dabbs Creek, MS
Crossing Dabbs Creek, MS.
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Junction of M A Neely Rd, MS
South to Mississippi state highway 149. The community of Braxton, MS. US post office. Limited services.
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Junction of Piney Woods Dr, MS
The community of Piney Woods, MS. Here, you will find the Piney Woods Country Life School, a historic African-American school established in the early 1900s. Limited services.
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Sanders Creek, MS
Crossing Sanders Creek, MS.
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Junction of W Main St/Star Rd, MS
The community of Star, MS. Founded in 1900 as a train stop when the Gulf and Ship Island RR came through. It was prosperous village, until people began to leave the rural areas to move to the city. Country music star Faith Hill was raised in Star, MS. West to Mississippi state highway 469. North to Robinhood Lake, MS. Fishing. Mississippi state highway 18.
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Steen Creek, MS
Crossing Steen Creek, MS.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 469
The town of Florence, MS. It is known as "The Backdoor to Brandon" because of the residential boom growing closer to the locale of the Brandon city limits. West to Hoover Lakes, Cleary Lake, Lake Charley and Lake Mitchell. Fishing. East to Wesley College. It was a private co-educational Bible college. Founded in 1944 and closed in July 2010. Florence High School. Mississippi state highway 468.
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Junction of Gunter Rd, MS
East to Mississippi state 469.
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Junction of Old Pearson Rd, MS
North to Mississippi state highway 468.
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Junction of Lodge St, MS
The city of Richland, MS. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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Richland Creek, MS
Crossing Richland Creek, MS.
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Junction of Interstate 20
West to Trustmark Park, home to the Mississippi Braves. The ballpark has capacity for nearly 7,500 fans. The largest crowd to ever see a game at the park was the 2007 Governor's Cup in which the Mississippi State Bulldogs defeat the Ole Miss Rebels. Mississippi state highway 468.
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Junction of Mississippi State Highway 468
North to Mississippi state highways 18 and 468, US highway 80. Crystal Lake.
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Junction of Interstate 55
North to US highway 80 and Mississippi state highway 18. Crystal Lake. Mississippi Coliseum. A multi-purpose arena built in 1965. Every February, the arena hosts The Dixie National Rodeo, the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi River.
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Junction of S Gallatin St., MS
North to US highway 80 and Mississippi state highway 18. King Edward Hotel, or the Edwards Hotel. It is closed and vacant for nearly 40 years when it was renovated in 2006 and opened in 2009 as the Hilton Garden Inn-Jackson Downtown. Jackson Amtrak - listed as a Mississippi Landmark. The city of Jackson, MS. It is the capital of Mississippi and also the most populous. Named for General Andrew Jackson, who later became the seventh President of the United States. Museums, Historic Sites and Attractions to visit in Jackson: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Mississippi Museum of Art, Medgar Evers Home Museum, Farmers Market, Governor's Mansion, The Oaks House Museum/Boyd House, and many more.
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Junction of US Highway 51
North to the oneof the most costly and devastating flood ever to occur in Mississippi - The 1979 Easter Flood. Floodwaters sent the Pearl 15 feet above flood stage. The city of Jackson, MS - the capital of Mississippi. The Old Mississippi State Capitol. Governor's Mansion. The Supreme Cour of Mississippi. The Oak House, former home of Jackson Mayor, James H. Boyd and his wife and family. It is one of the oldest structures in the city. Note: US highway 51 overlaps US highway 49 at this point.
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Junction of Interstate 20
Interstate 20 runs parallel with US highway 49 at this point and heads west. US highway 51 leaves US highway 49 at this point and continues heading south. Jackson Square Shopping Center.
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Junction of Terry Rd, MS
South to Jackson Square Shopping Center, Greenbriar Shopping Center and Southgate Shopping Center. Sykes and Woods Park. Swan Lake. North to Battlefield Shopping Center. US highway 80 and Mississippi state highway 18. Battlefield Park. Jackson State University. And the capital of Mississippi, Jackson City.
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Lynch Creek, MS
Crossing Lynch Creek, MS.
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Lynch Creek, MS
Crossing Lynch Creek, MS.
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Junction of Ellis Ave, MS
North to US highway 80 and Mississippi state highway 18. Southport Mall Shopping Center and Ellis Ave Plaza Shopping Center. Provine High School, also called "Ram City." Westland Shopping Center. Hughes Field. Jackson Zoo. It boasts a large animal collection representing over 120 species and nearly 800 individual animals. Hawkins Field airport.
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Junction of John R. Lynch St, MS
Metrocenter Mall, MS. It is the largest shopping mall in the state. Here you'll find Sears, Burlington Coat Factory as the two main anchors. West to Mississippi state highway 18 and Interstate 20. East to Mississippi state highway 18 and US highway 80. Williams Assembly Center, home to the Jackson State University Tigers basketball team. Jackson State University or JSU. Home of The Jackson State University Marching Banda very diverse, competent, and a flexible musical group also known as The Sonic Boom of the South,' The Prancing J-Settes an auxiliary group of the Jackson State University Marching Band that began in 1971. Note: Interstate 220 joins US highway 49 at this point and heads north.
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Junction of Robinson St, MS
West to Beasley Shopping Center, Mississippi state highway 18 and US highway 80. East to Provine High School. Provine is a public shcool and is part of the Jackon Public School District. It is also called 'Ram City.' Also east to Hughes Field, Westland Plaza Shopping Center, Midcity Shopping Center and Poindexter Park. The city of Jackson, MS.
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Junction of South Dr, MS
West to Cooks Lake, MS and US highway 80. East to Mississippi State Veterans' Home. Provides extended-stay nursing care to seniors with varying levels of disabilities. Phone: (601) 353-6142. The Battle of Jackson, fought on May 14, 1863. Livingston Park - Jackson's largest park. The park has a golf course, swimming lake, largest and finest zoo in any city of twice the size of Jackson.
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Junction of Clinton Blvd, MS
West to Shady Oaks Country Club. Semi-private 18-hole golf course. Admission: $20 on weekends. Phone: 601/922-2331. US highway 80. Mississippi College.
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Lynch Creek, MS
Crossing Lynch Creek, MS.
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266.8
Junction of Industrial Dr, MS
East to Hawkins Field Airport.
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W Northside Dr, MS
West to Traceway Park. 11 soccer fields, 6 softball fields, 8 baseball fields, walking track, and a pavilion. Natchez Trace Prkwy. The city of Clinton, MS. East to Lake Hico. US highway 51. Triangle Plaza shopping Center, Northwood Shopping Center, Meadowbrook Shopping Center, Northside Shopping Center and Maywood Shopping Center. Also east to Interstate 55. The Mississippi School for the Deaf (MSD), Education Center School - a school for children with learning disabilities. Jackson Academy - an independed co-educational college preparatory school in Jackson, MS. It is the largest independent school in the state of Mississippi.
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269.8
Junction of Delta Dr/Medgar Evers Blvd, MS
South to Hinds Community College, MS. It is the largest educational institution in the state, a rarity among community colleges. Hawkins Field Airport. Jackson Zoo, situated within the historic Livingston Park. It boasts an animal collection representing over 120 species and about 800 individual animals. Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Home of the Jackson State University Tigers. It also plays host to special events including several NFL exhibition games. Eudora Welty House. It is a Mississippi Landmark, added to the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark. Note: US highway 49 overlaps Delta Dr/Medgar Evers Blvd at this point and heads north. Interstate 220 continues heading northeast.
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271.5
Junction of Forest Ave Exd, MS
East to Interstate 220, Lake Hico, Hico Square Shopping Center and Hanging Moss Village Shopping Center. Also east to Mississippi state highway 51.
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273.1
Junction of Cynthia Rd, MS
South to Traceway Park. The park has 11 soccer fields, 6 softball fields, 8 baseball fields, walking track, and a pavilion.
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273.2
Junction of Natchez Trace Pkwy, MS
South to Interstate 20. John Bell Williams Airport. Mississippi state highway 467. North to Interstate 55 and US highway 51. Holmes Community College. Freedom Ridge Park. Hosts to many events. It has softball fields, soccer fields, four picnic pavilions, two playgrounds, and a walking trail. The city of Ridgeland, MS. US highway 49 crosses Natchez Trace Pkwy at this point and continues heading north.
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275.8
Junction of Kickapoo Rd and W Country Line Rd, MS
West to Kickapoo Lake. East to Natchez Trace Pkwy. Coctas Lake. Interstate 220. Tougaloo College. Ranked as one of the "Best in the Southeast" by Princeton Review. It was built by the American Missionary Association of New York for freedmen and their children, recently freed slaves. It holds the prestigious Tougaloo Art Collection. The collection consists of pieces by African American, American and European artists. Here, you'll find the Medgar Wiley Evers Museum established in 1996. Northpark Mall, a two-level enclosed shopping mall across the street from Jackson, MS.
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277.2
Bogue Chitto Creek, MS
Crossing Bogue Chitto Creek, MS
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279.2
Live Oaks Country Club, MS
Opened in 1969, it features 6,595 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Phone: (601) 982-1231; website: http://www.liveoaksgc.com
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284.3
Pocahontas Mounds Roadside Park, MS
This rectangular platform mound, 175 feet across at the base and about 22 feet high, was built and used during the Mississippian period, between 1000 and 1300 A.D. The site has been incorporated into a roadside park.
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284.5
Junction of Pocahontas Rd and Joe Coker Rd, MS
The community of Pocahontas, MS. Limited services. North to the town of Flora, MS. East to Lake Lorman. Fishing, sport for sailing, kayaking and skiing. The community, lakes and roads are private, restricted to lot owners, residents and their guests. Lake Cavalier. Fishing.
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285.2
Limekiln Creek, MS
Crossing Limekiln Creek, MS. Fishing. Home to a variety of fish including smallmouth buffalo, steelhead trout and drum.
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285.4
Junction of Kennebrew Rd, MS
West to Mississippi state highway 22.
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289.1
Junction of Petrified Forest Rd, MS
Access road to Mississippi Petrified Forest - a place of beauty and fascination located in hills with ravines hollowed out by nature during the past century. The size of the petrified logs indicates that as living trees, these stone giants were over one hundred feet tall, and perhaps a thousand or more years old. Attractions include: The Nature Trail which includes the most photograph 'Caveman's Bench' and the huge stone logs give us a glimpse into prehistoric time; The Earth Science Museum; Gem Mining Flume. The park also has a campground, a pavilion and a gift shop. Open year round (except Thanksgiving & Christmas Day) Summer hours April 1 to Labor Day 9am-6pm; Winter hours Labor Day to April 1 9am-5pm. Picnic Area, Museum, Gift Shop, Petrified Forest nature trail, Black light display (fluorescent minerals), Native Wildlife Display, Gem Fluming Phone: 601-879-8189; email: [email protected]
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292.6
Junction of Mississippi State Highway 22
South to Mississippi Petrified Forest. Believed to have been formed 36 million years ago. It is the only petrified forest in the eastern United States. East to the town of Flora, MS.
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298.7
Junction of Livingston Vernon Rd, MS
East to the community of Kearney Park. Limited services. Mississippi state highway 22. Kearney Park Lake.
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305.5
Junction of Mississippi State Highway 443
The town of Bentonia, MS. Every third Saturday of June, the town hosts the annual Bentonia Blues Festival. The stage is always set up in front of the world-famous Blue Front Cafe, which received historical markers by The Mississippi Blues Commission. West to Mississippi state highway 3 and the village of Satartia, MS. Satartia is an American Indian word for pumpkin or pumpkin patch.
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313.0
Junction of Anding Oil City Rd, MS
West to the community of Anding, MS. Limited services. The city of Oil, MS. Limited services.
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327.4
Junction of Mississippi State Highway 16
East to Old Mississipi 16 and Mississippi state highway 433. The community of Benton, MS. One of only two major private schools in Yazoo county can be found here - the Benton Academy. Note: Mississippi state highway 16 joins US highway 49 at this point and heads north.
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328.0
Junction of Mississippi State Highway 149
West to the city of Yazoo, MS. Named after the Yazoo River and also known as the 'Gateway to the Delta.' The Afro-American Sons and Daughters Hospital. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 2006. The Yazoo City Amtrak station. Mississippi state highway 3. East to Missisippi state highway 16 and 433. The community of Benton, MS. One of only two major private schools in Yazoo county is found here - the Benton Academy. Note: Mississippi state highway 16 leaves US highway 49 at this point and joins Mississippi state highway 149 and heads west.
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333.2
Junction of Hayley Barbour Pkwy, MS
US highway 49 ends and US highway 49E starts here and continues going north. Start/Finish of Free Road Map RV Highway Guide - cc/2010e