Mississippi Highway 7

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Mississippi Highway 7 marker

Mississippi Highway 7
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length: 139.482 mi[1] (224.475 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 49W in Belzoni
  US 82 from Itta Bena to Greenwood
US 49E in Greenwood
I-55 in Grenada
US 51 from Grenada to Hardy
I-55 in Hardy
US 278 in Oxford
I-22 / US 78 in Holly Springs
US 72 near Lamar
North end: SR 18 in Michigan City
Location
Counties: Humphreys, Leflore, Carroll, Grenada, Yalobusha, Lafayette, Marshall, Benton
Highway system
MS 6 MS 8
Highway 7 and rarely used Mississippi Central Railroad bridges over the Tallahatchie River at the Lafayette-Marshall county line. This sweeping bottomland, located approximately halfway between Holly Springs and Oxford, was the inspiration for fictional settings in several works by William Faulkner. This bridge was replaced and removed in 2015.[2]

Mississippi Highway 7 runs generally north–south from the Tennessee state line in Benton County to Belzoni, Mississippi. It travels approximately 165 miles (266 km), serving Humphreys, Leflore, Carroll, Grenada, Yalobusha, Lafayette, Marshall, and Benton Counties. It runs nearly parallel to the rarely used Mississippi Central Railroad.

Points of interest[edit]

Locales on route[edit]

From north to south

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Humphreys Belzoni US 49W / MS 12 – Hollandale, Yazoo City, Indianola
Leflore US 82 west – Indianola, Mississippi Valley State University south end of US 82 overlap
Greenwood US 49E north – Clarksdale south end of US 49E overlap
US 49E south / Main Street (MS 743 north) – Tchula, Yazoo City, Greenwood Business District interchange; north end of US 49E overlap
MS 744 west no left turn northbound
MS 430 east – Blackhawk
US 82 east – Winona north end of US 82 overlap
Grenada Holcomb MS 8 west / MS 35 north – Minter City, Cleveland, Delta State University south end of MS 8 / MS 35 overlap
MS 35 south – Carrollton north end of MS 35 overlap
Grenada I-55 south / MS 8 east – Grenada, Jackson, Grenada Lake north end of MS 8 overlap; south end of I-55 overlap; MS 7 south follows exit 206
Papermill Road - North Grenada I-55 exit 208
I-55 north (MS 729) – Memphis north end of I-55 overlap; south end of MS 333 Scenic overlap; MS 7 north follows exit 211

MS 333 Scenic south / CR 156 north – Grenada Dam
north end of MS 333 Scenic overlap
Yalobusha Coffeeville MS 330 – Tillatoba, Coffeeville
MS 32 / MS 315 south – Oakland, Bruce, South Water Valley south end of MS 315 overlap
Water Valley MS 315 north – Batesville, Water Valley north end of MS 315 overlap
Lafayette MS 9W south – Bruce
MS 328 west – Taylor
Oxford US 278 / MS 6 – Batesville, Pontotoc, University of Mississippi interchange; south end of freeway
MS 314 (University Avenue) – Downtown Oxford interchange
Sisk Avenue interchange
MS 30 / Molly Barr Road – New Albany interchange; north end of freeway
Abbeville CR 108 / CR 215 (West Long Street) – Abbeville, Sardis Reservoir
Marshall MS 310 west – Wyatt Crossing, Teckville, Sardis Reservoir
MS 4 west – Senatobia south end of MS 4 overlap
Holly Springs I-22 / US 78 – Memphis, Tupelo I-22 exit 30
MS 4 east – Ashland north end of MS 4 overlap; former MS 178 east
To US 78 / Martin Luther King Jr. Drive former MS 178 west
MS 311 north – Mount Pleasant
To US 78 / Eddie Lee Smith Drive – Oxford, Ashland northern bypass of Holly Springs
MS 313 south – Hudsonville
Benton Lamar ( MS 704 east)
US 72 – Memphis, Corinth
Harris Chapel Road proposed MS 5 south
Michigan City ( MS 702 east)
SR 18 north – Grand Junction Tennessee state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Generation of Ole Miss Students, Oxford Citizens Mourn Demise of Hwy. 7 Bridge Across Tallahatchie River". HottyToddy.com. February 25, 2015. Archived from the original on February 26, 2016. Retrieved February 26, 2016.