Mississippi Highway 48

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Mississippi Highway 48

Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length83.6 mi[1] (134.5 km)
(64.629 mi excluding concurrencies)
Major junctions
West end MS 24 / MS 33 in Centreville
Major intersections
East end MS 35 in Sandy Hook
CountryUnited States
CountiesAmite, Pike, Walthall, Marion
Highway system
MS 47 US 49

Mississippi Highway 48 (MS 48) is a state highway in southern Mississippi. It runs from east to west for 83.6 miles (134.5 km), serving a total of four counties: Marion, Walthall, Pike, and Amite.

Route description

Mississippi Highway 48's western terminus at an intersection with MS 24/MS 33 at the eastern edge of Centreville

MS 48 begins in Amite County in the town of Centreville at an intersection with MS 24/MS 33 at the eastern edge of town, with the road continuing westward as E Howard Street into downtown. It immediately leaves the town and heads east through woodlands, with some farms here and there, for several miles to pass through the community of Ariel and become concurrent (overlapped) with MS 569 before crossing the West Fork of the Amite River and entering the town of Liberty. The highway enters town along S Broad Street, passing through a neighborhood before entering downtown and becoming concurrent with MS 24 (Main Street) at an intersection on the corner of the Amite County Courthouse. MS 24/MS 48/MS 569 head east along Main Street straight the center of the downtown business district, where they have an intersection with MS 584 (Gillsburg Road) and MS 569 splits off (along Old Jackson Road), and MS 24/MS 48 leave downtown and pass through neighborhoods before leaving Liberty and traveling through a mix of farmland and wooded areas for several miles, where they cross the East Fork of the Amite River, before entering Pike County.

MS 24/MS 48 travel through woodlands, where they cross the Tangipahoa River about 1.5 miles north of Lake Tangipahoa, before MS 48 splits and heads south, directly passing through Percy Quin State Park. MS 48 now has a rather large interchange with I-55 (Exit 10) as it curves eastward again to enter the town of Magnolia along Bay Street and pass through some neighborhoods. It enters downtown and has an intersection with US 51 (Clark Avenue) before passing by the Pike County Courthouse and crossing over a railroad track. The highway crosses a bridge over the Little Tangipahoa River to leave Magnolia and travel southeast through mostly farmland for several miles to enter Walthall County.

The intersection of MS 27, MS 48, and MS 198 in Tylertown

MS 48 immediately crosses the Bogue Chitto River and travels eastward through more farmland before the Tylertown city limits and becoming concurrent with MS 198. They travel along Beulah Avenue through some neighborhoods for several blocks before entering downtown and having an intersection with MS 27 (Franklinton Street/Ball Avenue) near the Walthall County Courthouse. MS 48/MS 198 continue through downtown for several blocks before leaving and passing through neighborhoods again, where they cross Magees Creek and MS 48 splits off to leave Tylertown and wind its way southeast through farmland for several miles (where it passes through the community of Dexter) to enter Marion County.

Mississippi Highway 48 looking westbound

MS 48 curves eastward again and travels through woodlands for several miles before coming to an end in the community of Sandy Hook at an intersection with MS 35, only 2.5 miles north of the Louisiana state line by road.

The entire route of Mississippi Highway 48 is a rural two-lane state highway.[2]

Major intersections

AmiteCentreville0.00.0 MS 24 / MS 33 / East Howard Street – Centreville, Woodville, Baton RougeWestern terminus
MS 569 south – Baton Rouge
West end of MS 569 overlap
MS 24 west (Main Street) – Gloster
West end of MS 24 overlap
MS 584 east (Gillsburg Road) – Gillsburg
Western terminus of MS 584
MS 569 north (Old Jackson Road)
East end of MS 569 overlap
MS 24 east – McComb
East end of MS 24 overlap
I-55 / Muddy Springs Road – McComb, New OrleansI-55 exit 10
39.964.2 US 51 – McComb, Osyka
Dykes Crossing51.382.6
MS 575 south – Progress
Northern terminus of MS 575

MS 198 west (Beulah Avenue) to US 98 – McComb
West end of MS 198 overlap
60.897.8 MS 27 (Franklinton Street/Ball Avenue) – Monticello, Franklinton

MS 198 east (Beulah Avenue) to US 98 – Columbia
East end of MS 198 overlap
MarionSandy Hook83.6134.5 MS 35 – Sandy Hook, Columbia, BogalusaEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  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. ^ Google (May 29, 2021). "Map of Mississippi Highway 48" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 29, 2021.

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