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
 
North end SR 18 in Michigan City
Location
Counties Humphreys, Leflore, Carroll, Grenada, Yalobusha, Lafayette, Marshall, Benton
Highway system
MS 6MS 8

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]

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]

Locales on route[edit]

From north to south

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
HumphreysBelzoni US 49W / MS 12 – Hollandale, Yazoo City, IndianolaSouthern terminus
Leflore US 82 west – Indianola, Mississippi Valley State Universitysouth end of US 82 overlap
Greenwood US 49E north – Clarksdalesouth end of US 49E overlap
US 49E south / Main Street (MS 743 north) – Tchula, Yazoo City, Greenwood Business Districtinterchange; north end of US 49E overlap
MS 744 westNo left turn northbound
MS 430 east – Blackhawk
US 82 east – Winonanorth end of US 82 overlap
GrenadaHolcomb MS 8 west / MS 35 north – Minter City, Cleveland, Delta State Universitysouth end of MS 8 / MS 35 overlap
MS 35 south – Carrolltonnorth end of MS 35 overlap
Grenada I-55 south / MS 8 east – Grenada, Jackson, Grenada Lakenorth end of MS 8 overlap; south end of I-55 overlap; MS 7 south follows exit 206
Papermill Road - North GrenadaI-55 exit 208
I-55 north (MS 729) – Memphisnorth 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
YalobushaCoffeeville MS 330 – Tillatoba, Coffeeville
MS 32 / MS 315 south – Oakland, Bruce, South Water Valleysouth end of MS 315 overlap
Water Valley MS 315 north – Batesville, Water Valleynorth end of MS 315 overlap
Lafayette MS 9W south – Bruce
MS 328 west – Taylor
Oxford US 278 / MS 6 – Batesville, Pontotoc, University of Mississippiinterchange; south end of freeway
MS 314 (University Avenue) – Downtown Oxfordinterchange
Sisk Avenueinterchange
MS 30 / Molly Barr Road – New Albanyinterchange; 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 – Senatobiasouth end of MS 4 overlap
Holly Springs I-22 / US 78 – Memphis, TupeloI-22 exit 30
MS 4 east – Ashlandnorth end of MS 4 overlap; former MS 178 east
To US 78 / Martin Luther King Jr. Driveformer MS 178 west
MS 311 north – Mount Pleasant
To US 78 / Eddie Lee Smith Drive – Oxford, AshlandNorthern bypass of Holly Springs
MS 313 south – Hudsonville
BentonLamar ( MS 704 east)
US 72 – Memphis (Tennessee), Corinth
Harris Chapel Roadproposed MS 5 south
Michigan City ( MS 702 east)
SR 18 north – Grand JunctionNorthern terminus at the 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-03. 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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mississippi Highway 7 at Wikimedia Commons