Mississippi Highway 322

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Mississippi Highway 322

Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length43.859 mi[1] (70.584 km)
35.202 miles (56.652 km) excluding concurrencies[2]
Major junctions
West end MS 1 in Sherard
Major intersections
East end MS 35 near Crowder
CountryUnited States
CountiesCoahoma, Quitman, Panola
Highway system
MS 321 MS 328

Mississippi Highway 322 (MS 322) is an east-west state highway connecting Sherard at MS 1 to Crowder at MS 35. Traveling through Coahoma, Quitman, Panola counties, it has a length of 43.9 miles (70.7 km) and connects Clarksdale, Hopson, Lambert, and Crowder.

Route description

MS 322 begins in the unincorporated community of Sherard at MS 1. The highway heads due east and enters the city limits of Clarksdale, but travels to the west and south of the downtown area. In the city, it carries the name Sherard Road. Within the city, MS 322 travels mostly past commercial and light industrial businesses. At MS 161, MS 322 turns to the southwest to form a concurrency with it for just over one mile (1.6 km). At the southwest corner of Clarksdale, MS 161 ends at an intersection with U.S. Route 61 (US 61) and US 278 however MS 322 continues along US 61 and US 278 along its freeway bypass of Clarksdale. MS 322 exits the freeway at the interchange with US 49 and then runs concurrent with it to the southeast for about one-half mile (0.80 km) in the community of Hopson. An independent route again, the roadway heads east through agricultural fields and leaves Coahoma County for Quitman County.[3]

Southern end of MS 3/MS 322 concurrency

After continuing east through farmlands in Quitman County for 8.5 miles (13.7 km), MS 322 reaches an intersection with MS 3. The two routes head north and enter the town of Lambert. At Scott Avenue, MS 322 leaves the concurrency and heads east, crossing a railroad and intersecting MS 321. At first, the highway heads due east, but then takes a more curvy path around bayous, Little Tallahatchie River, and Old Yocona River. MS 322 enters the town of Crowder on 3rd Street. Near the center of town, MS 322 takes a one-block jog north on Quitman Avenue before resuming an easterly course on 2nd Street. MS 322 heads into Panola County, still within the town of Crowder, heading in a general eastern direction, again crossing the Little Tallahatchie River, and ends at MS 35.

Except along its concurrencies with U.S. highways around Clarksdale, the entire road is two lanes wide and is fully state-maintained.[2][3]

Major intersections

CoahomaSherard0.0000.000 MS 1 – Rosedale, Greenville, Friars PointWestern terminus
MS 161 north (South State Street) – Clarksdale
Western end of MS 161 concurrency

US 61 south / US 278 west / MS 161 ends – Cleveland
Western end of US 61 / US 278 concurrency; eastern end of MS 161 concurrency; southern terminus of MS 161
New Africa Road - Downtown ClarksdaleInterchange

US 49 north / US 61 north / US 278 east / MS 149 north (Desoto Avenue) – Clarksdale, Memphis, Delta Blues Museum
Interchange; eastern end of US 61 / US 278 concurrency; western end of US 49 concurrency; southern terminus of MS 149
12.89920.759 US 49 / Hopson Pixley Road south – GreenwoodEastern end of US 49 concurrency
MS 3 south
Western end of MS 3 concurrency
MS 3 north (10th Street) / Scott Avenue
Eastern end of MS 3 concurrency
MS 321 south (6th Street) – O'Keefe WMA
Northern terminus of MS 321
Panola43.85970.584 MS 35Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "MS Highways". Mississippi Geospatial Data Catalog. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Mississippi Department of Transportation Planning Division (2019). Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics Extent, Travel, and Designation (PDF) (Report). Mississippi Department of Transportation. p. F-8. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Google (June 2, 2021). "Mississippi Highway 322" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 2, 2021.

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