The Mississippi Delta

Note: All “Top 3” suggestions below are nominated by the Mississippi Obscura Community. We update these regularly, so if you want to nominate a local business or spot, join our Mississippi Obscura Community group on Facebook, click the “Our Top Three” category, and vote for what’s available.

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Abe’s Barbecue (Clarksdale)

Ground Zero Blues Club (Clarksdale)

Rest Haven (Clarksdale)


Blues Hound Flat (Clarksdale)

The Clark House (Clarksdale)

Shack Up Inn (Clarksdale)

Things to See and Do

Delta Blues Museum (Clarksdale)

Theo's Rock 'n' Blues (Clarksdale)

Colleges and Universities

Coahoma CC (Clarksdale)

Local Info and History

Coahoma: est. 1836; pop. 26,151

Quitman: est. 1877, pop. 8,223

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Clarksdale: (CS) pop. 17,962

Coahoma: pop. 377

Crowder: pop. 756

Falcon: pop. 317

Friars Point: pop. 1,200

Jonestown: pop. 1,298

Lambert: pop. 1,967

Lula: pop. 370

Lyon: pop. 350

Marks: (CS) pop. 1,551

Sledge: pop. 529

Friars Point

Marks and Quitman County

Tennessee Williams

Moon Lake

Early Wright and WROX

Elvis’ Early Performances in Clarksdale

Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s Mississippi Roots

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Airport Grocery (Cleveland)

Hey Joes Burgers (Cleveland)

Peasoup‘s Lott-A-Freeze (Indianola)

Things to See and Do

B.B. King Museum (Indianola)

GRAMMY Museum (Cleveland)

Colleges and Universities

Delta State University (Cleveland)

Mississippi Delta CC (Moorhead)

Local Info and Places

Bolivar: est. 1836, pop. 34,145

Sunflower: est. 1844; pop. 29,450

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Cleveland: (CS) pop. 12,334

Doddsville, pop.  98

Indianola: (CS) pop. 12,066

Inverness, pop.  1,153

Moorhead: pop. 2,573

Mound Bayou: (CS) pop. 1,533

Rosedale: (CS) pop. 1,873

Ruleville: pop. 3,234

Shaw: pop. 1,922

Shelby: pop. 2,259

Sunflower, pop.  696

The History of Rosedale

The History of Boyle (by way of a cemetery)

The History of Ruleville

The History of Merigold

The History of Alligator

The History of Mound Bayou


The Fighting Okra

WGRM and a Boy Named Riley

Winstonville and the Harlem Inn

Inverness and the 1971 Tornado

- Our Top Three -


Crystal Grill (Greenwood)

Sumner Grill (Sumner)

Webster’s (Greenwood)


Aluvian Hotel (Greenwood)

Tallahatchie Flats (Greenwood)

Things to See and Do

Roebuck Plantation (Sidon)

Home of Scissors the Pig (Charleston)

Colleges and Universities

Mississippi Valley State (Itta Bena)

Local Info and History

Leflore: est. 1871; pop. 32,317

Tallahatchie: est. 1833; pop. 15,378

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Charleston: (CS) pop. 2,198

Greenwood: (CS) pop. 15,205

Itta Bena: pop. 2,409

Morgan City: pop. 305

Schlater: pop. 388

Sidon: pop. 672

Sumner: (CS) pop. 407

Tutwiler: pop. 3,550

Webb: pop. 580

The Eastern Delta Bluff Line

Slipping up the Hill into Charleston

The Courthouse in Sumner

The Tallahatchie Delta

Scissors the Pig

The Greyhound Lines Station in Greenwood

WGRM and a Boy Named Riley

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Doe’s Eat Place (Greenville)

Hot Tamale Heaven (Greenville)

Varsity Restaurant (Belzoni)


Belmont Plantation (Greenville)

Things to See and Do

Sky Lake (Belzoni)

Local Info and History

Humphries: est. 1918; pop. 9,375

Washington: est. 1827; pop. 51,137

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Arcola: pop. 361

Belzoni: (CS) pop. 2,235

Greenville: (CS) pop. 34,400

Hollandale: pop. 3,437

Isola: pop. 713

Leland: pop. 4,790

Louise: pop. 199

Metcalfe, pop. 1,109

Silver City: pop. 337

The History of Belzoni

The History of Midnight

The History of Louise

Senator LeRoy Percy

Leland and Our Favorite Frog

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The Onward Store (Onward)

The Pig Shack (Yazoo City)

Tom’s on Main (Yazoo City)


Main Street Hotel (Yazoo City)

Things to See and Do

Blue Front Cafe (Bentonia)

Blue Lake Nature Trail (Holly Bluff)

Mont Helena (Rolling Fork)

Local Info and History

Isaquenna: est. 1844; pop. 1,406

Sharkey: est. 1876; pop. 4,916

Yazoo: est. 1823; pop. 28,065

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Anguilla: pop. 786

Bentonia: pop. 500

Cary: pop. 427

Mayersville: (CS) pop. 795

Rolling Fork: (CS) pop. 2,486

On a Bend in the Yazoo River

Rolling Fork I

Rolling Fork II

The Witch of Yazoo

Casey Jones’ Final Run