Mississippi Highway 9W

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Mississippi Highway 9W

MS 9W highlighted in pink
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length20.3 mi[1] (32.7 km)
Major junctions
South end MS 9 near Bruce
Major intersections MS 315 in Paris
North end MS 7 near Oxford
CountryUnited States
CountiesCalhoun, Lafayette
Highway system
MS 9 I-10

Mississippi Highway 9W (MS 9W) is a 20.3-mile (32.7 km) long state highway located in northern Mississippi. The southern terminus of the route is at MS 9 north of Bruce in Calhoun County while the northern terminus is at MS 7 south of Oxford in Lafayette County. The route is a two-lane undivided road its entire length and passes through rural areas of woods and farms. Along the way, MS 9W intersects MS 315 in Paris. MS 9W was designated to follow its current alignment in 1956 and was fully paved from a gravel road by 1960.

Route description

MS 9W's northern terminus at MS 7

MS 9W begins at an intersection with MS 9 to the north of Bruce in Calhoun County.[2] The route heads northwest on a two-lane undivided road through a mix of woods and farmlands with a few homes. The road turns to the north and reaches the community of Banner, where the road crosses two County Roads: CR 275 and CR 267. MS 9W enters a dense forest as it curves northwest again and heads into more agricultural fields, coming to a junction with CR 284.[1] After crossing into Lafayette County, the route reaches the community of Paris and intersects the eastern terminus of MS 315 as well as CR 428.[2] After this intersection, MS 9W passes through several more miles of forests, intersecting CR 371 before reaching its terminus at MS 7 to the south of Oxford.[1][2] MS 9W is legally defined in Mississippi Code § 65-3-3.[3]


MS 9W was designated in 1956 for a gravel road connecting MS 9 north of Bruce to MS 7 south of Oxford.[4] By 1960, the entire route was paved.[5] Since then, the route has not undergone any alignment changes.[2]

Major intersections

Calhoun0.00.0 MS 9 – Bruce, PontotocSouthern terminus

MS 315 north / MS 812 east – Water Valley, Paris
Southern terminus of MS 315; western terminus of MS 812
20.332.7 MS 7 – Oxford, Water ValleyNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d Google (June 4, 2010). "overview of Mississippi Highway 9W" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Mississippi Department of Transportation (2011). Official Highway Map of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Jackson: Mississippi Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Mississippi Code Of 1972 As Amended - SEC. 65-3-3. State highways designated., Mississippi Legislature, archived from the original on June 10, 2011, retrieved June 3, 2010
  4. ^ Mississippi State Highway Commission (1956). Official Road Map State of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Jackson: Mississippi State Highway Commission. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  5. ^ Mississippi State Highway Commission (1960). Official Road Map State of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Jackson: Mississippi State Highway Commission. Retrieved February 2, 2013.