Introduction to Clarksdale, Mississippi
Clarksdale, Mississippi, in Coahoma county, is 71 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee. About 20,645 people live in Clarksdale.
Clarksdale was founded by John Clark. He was the brother-in-law of James L. Alcorn, the Governor of Mississippi during the Reconstruction period. The city was known as "Golden Buckle in the Cotton Belt" in the early 20th century as it was home to a number of plantations. Clarksdale is the county seat of Coahoma County, which was founded on February 9, 1836.
Clarksdale and nearby Attractions
- Clarksdale Shopping Center
- Delta Blues Museum
- Clarksdale Country Club
- North Delta Museum
- Little Sunflower River
- Cossar State Park
Things To Do In Clarksdale
Clarksdale offers a number of shopping centers. Some of these include the Oakhurst Village Shopping Center, Commerce Plaza Shopping Center, Westgate Shopping Center, Anderson Shopping Plaza Shopping Center, Desoto Shopping Center and Clarksdale Shopping Center. Golfers can visit the Clarksdale Country Club. One can also enjoy boating, fishing and swimming on the Little Sunflower River. Anderson Park and the Dixie Youth Park offers a number of recreational facilities. Clarksdale hosts the Juke Joint and Tennessee Williams Festival and the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival every year.
Air transportation is available from Mid Delta Regional Airport.
Clarksdale Higher Education
Clarksdale is home to the Coahoma Community College. One can also pursue higher education at Delta State University, Northwest Mississippi Community College and Mississippi Valley State University.