The Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Highway 61 Blues is outside the Mississippi Travel Information office on the west side of Highway 61, just south of the Mississippi and Tennessee state border. This will be the first Mississippi Blues Trail marker you will encounter if you are driving south on Highway 61 from Tennessee into Mississippi.
The GPS Location of this marker is: N 34° 50.440′ W 90° 16.381′
This marker reads:
“U. S. Highway 61, known as the “blues highway,” rivals Route 66 as the most famous road in American music lore. Dozens of blues artists have recorded songs about Highway 61, including Mississippians Sunnyland Slim, James “Son” Thomas, “Honeyboy” Edwards, Big Joe Williams, Joe McCoy, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Shaw, Johnny Young, Eddie Burns, and Mississippi Fred McDowell. The original route, now called Old Highway 61, was just west of here.”
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