U.S. Route 49E

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U.S. Highway 49E

Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length89.6 mi[1] (144.2 km)
(85.862 mi according to state mileage)
Major junctions
South end US 49 / US 49W in Yazoo City
Major intersections
North end US 49 / US 49W / MS 3 in Tutwiler
CountryUnited States
CountiesYazoo, Holmes, Leflore, Tallahatchie
Highway system
US 49 US 49W

U.S. Route 49E (US 49E) is an 89.6-mile-long (144.2 km) U.S. Highway in the Delta region of Mississippi. It travels through Yazoo, Holmes, Leflore, and Tallahatchie counties.

Route description

US 49E begins at an interchange between US 49 and US 49W, just north of downtown Yazoo City in Yazoo County. It heads northeast along the western edge of some Loess bluffs for several miles to pass through Eden and enter the Hillside National Wildlife Refuge before crossing into Holmes County.

The highway passes through the refuge for several miles before leaving, crossing over some railroad tracks, and heading north along the banks of Bee Lake to pass through Thornton. US 49E turns northeast to become concurrent with MS 12 and pass through Mileston before passing through rural farmland for a few miles to enter Tchula. In Tchula, the highway bypasses downtown to south and east, where it intersects unsigned MS 835 and MS 12 splits off toward Lexington. US 49E parallels Tchula Lake as it passes through the Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge and Cruger, where it intersects unsigned MS 818. It then crosses into Leflore County shortly thereafter.

The highway immediately passes through the Mathews Brake National Wildlife Refuge before passing through Sidon, where it intersects MS 706, and Rising Sun. US 49E now enters Greenwood and comes to an interchange and becomes concurrent with US 82/MS 7 just south of downtown. Prior to this point, the entire route of US 49E is a two-land highway. The highway heads as a four-lane highway to pass through business districts and cross the Yazoo River before leaving Greenwood and US 49E splits off and heads north. US 49E narrows to 2-lanes and has an intersection with MS 442 before passing through Minter City, where it intersects MS 8. It now crosses into Tallahatchie County.

US 49E crosses a bridge over a creek before passing through Glendora (where it intersects MS 734), Webb (where it has a short concurrency with MS 32), and Sumner (where it intersects MS 728) as it parallels the Tallahatchie River to the east. The highway then enters Tutwiler and comes to an end shortly thereafter at a Y-Intersection between US 49, US 49W, and MS 3.[2]


U.S. Route 49E represents the original route of US 49 between 1928 and 1932, when the US 49E/W split between Yazoo City and Tutwiler was made. This route is now generally perceived as the lesser of the two.[3]

It is notable that for several years during the 1930s, a second split route existed on US 49 in South Mississippi, similar to but shorter than the split that still exists in the Delta region.[4] Between Brooklyn and Hattiesburg, travelers had the option of a 24-mile-long (39 km) direct route via US 49W, or a somewhat shorter but broken route on US 49E, serving the Forrest County Agricultural High School and the small community of McLaurin, Mississippi.

Major intersections

YazooYazoo City0.00.0

US 49 south (Jerry Clower Boulevard) / US 49W north (Haley Barbour Parkway) to MS 3 south – Jackson, Indianola, Vicksburg
Interchange; US 49 splits into US 49E and US 49W
MS 12 west – Belzoni
South end of MS 12 overlap
Tchula24.539.4Front Street (MS 835 north) – DowntownSouthern terminus of unsigned MS 835
MS 12 east – Lexington
North end of MS 12 overlap
Cruger35.056.3Main Street (MS 818 west) – DowntownEastern terminus of unsigned MS 818
MS 706 west (Front Street) – Downtown
Eastern terminus of MS 706
US 82 east (MS 7 north) – Winona
Cloverleaf interchange; south end of US 82/MS 7 overlap

US 82 west / MS 7 south – Itta Bena, Indianola
North end of US 82/MS 7 overlap
MS 442 west – Schlater, Doddsville
Eastern terminus of MS 442
Minter City68.8110.7 MS 8 – Ruleville, Grenada
MS 734 east (Sturdivant Road) – Glendora
Western terminus of MS 734
MS 32 west – Parchman
South end of MS 32 overlap
MS 32 east – Charleston
North end of MS 32 overlap
MS 728 east (Monroe Street) – Downtown
Western terminus of MS 728

US 49 north / US 49W south / MS 3 – Indianola, Clarksdale, Memphis
US 49E and US 49W merge to form US 49
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ http://sp.mdot.ms.gov/Office%20of%20Highways/Planning/Programs/MDOT%20Public%20Roads%20Statistics%20Extent,%20Travel,%20and%20Designation.pdf All articles with bare URLs for citations[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ Google (December 29, 2019). "U.S. Route 49E" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  3. ^ ajfroggie. "Magnolia Meanderings: US 49E". Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  4. ^ Official Mississippi Highway Map of 1936, retrieved September 29, 2011

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