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Mississippi Highway 6

Mississippi Highway 6 marker

Mississippi Highway 6
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length25.295 mi[1] (40.708 km)
Major junctions
West end in Clarksdale
  / / / in Clarksdale
in Batesville
in Batesville
/ in Tupelo
/ in Nettleton
East end in Amory
CountiesCoahoma, Quitman, Panola, Lafayette, Pontotoc, Lee, Monroe
Highway system

Mississippi Highway 6 (MS 6) runs east–west from MS 161 in Lyon, east to MS 25 near Amory. It travels approximately 136 miles (219 km), serving Coahoma, Quitman, Panola, Lafayette, Pontotoc, Lee, and Monroe Counties. West of Tupelo, it is concurrent with US 278.

Looking eastbound in Lafayette County

Controversy over parking on the highway shoulder

On September 4, 2004, a 19-year-old University of Mississippi student named Dustin Dill from Orlando, Florida struck and killed a fellow student, 23-year-old pharmacy major and Oxford native Amie Ewing, on this highway. Dill had a 0.12 percent blood-alcohol level when his Honda Accord struck Ewing and sent her into a parked Oldsmobile Achieva.[2][3] Ewing had parked along the shoulder of Highway 6, then walked to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to watch the Ole Miss Rebels football team play the University of Memphis Tigers and was killed when she crossed the westbound lane of the highway approximately 1,000 feet (300 m) east of Old Taylor Road while returning to her car.[4]

Mississippi state and Oxford city laws prohibit the use of state highway shoulders as parking lots;[5][6] however, this law went unenforced in Oxford on Saturdays when the Rebels played home games. Since this event, the 'no parking' laws along this highway have been enforced.[7] This highway is now also known as "Amie Ewing Memorial Highway".[8]

Points of interest

Locales on route

From east to west

Major intersections

CoahomaClarksdale - Clarksdale, LyonWestern terminus
/ / / west - Memphis, GreenwoodInterchange; west end of US 278 overlap
Quitman west - Belen, JonestownEastern terminus of MS 316
Marks - Sledge, Lambert
PanolaBatesville south - CharlestonWest end of MS 35 overlap
north (Eureka Street) - Downtown BatesvilleSouthern terminus of MS 725
/ north - Sardis DamEast end of MS 35 overlap
 - Memphis, GrenadaI-55 exit 243
 - Water ValleyInterchange
Black Jack Road / Shady Grove Road - Coles Point, Shady Grove, John W. Kyle State Park
LafayetteOxfordWest Jackson Avenue - West Oxford, Clear Creek Recreation AreaFormer MS 6 east; at-grade intersection; west end of freeway
Chucky Mullins DriveFormer Coliseum Drive
Old Taylor Road - University of Mississippi
Lamar Boulevard - Downtown Oxford
 - Holly Springs, Water Valley, Bruce, New Albany
 - East Oxford
University AvenueProposed MS 738; former MS 6 west; at-grade intersection; east end of freeway
CR 251 / CR 431 - Lafayette SpringsProposed MS 336 east
Pontotoc east (Veterans Highway West) - West PontotocWestern terminus of MS 338; former MS 6/US 278 east
west - ThaxtonWest end of MS 336 overlap
eastEast end of MS 336 overlap
Pontotoc - Pontotoc, New AlbanyInterchange
 - Ecru, Pontotoc, Town Square Museum
 - Sherman, PontotocInterchange
 - Longview, East PontotocInterchange; former MS 6/US 278 west
Trace State ParkInterchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; former MS 6/US 278 east
 - Black ZionWestbound entry to Trace State Park
LeeBissell RoadInterchange
Natchez Trace Parkway Logo.gif Natchez Trace ParkwayInterchange
Graham DriveInterchange
Tupelo (South Gloster Street)
south / east - ColumbusInterchange; west end of freeway; east end of US 278 overlap; west end of US 45 overlap
Eason Boulevard
north / west / Main Street - Corinth, Downtown TupeloInterchange; east end of freeway; east end of US 45 overlap; west end of MS 178 overlap; former MS 6/US 278 west
To / Veterans Memorial Boulevard - Elvis Presley Birth Place and Lake
east (East Main Street) - FultonEast end of MS 178 overlap
Eason Boulevard - alternate truck route to MS 6 west / US 45
county line
Nettleton To / Main Street (MS 774 west)Eastern terminus of MS 774
MonroeOld Highway 6Proposed MS 776
Bigbee north - MoorevilleSouthern terminus of MS 371
Amory - Smithville, Fulton, AmoryEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links


  1. ^ "Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-03. Retrieved .
  2. ^ http://www.djournal.com/pages/archive.asp?ID=219173[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.oxfordeagle.com/archives/2004/0904/0906_0910/090704/news1.html[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.djournal.com/pages/archive.asp?ID=67864[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.michie.com/mississippi/lpext.dll/mscode/12c16/12d85/12f6b/12f71?f=templates&fn=document-frame.htm&2.0#JD_63-3-903
  6. ^ http://library4.municode.com/default/DocView/14308/1/119/134#TOC.1[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-29. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2005/pdf/Senate_cmtes/HI.htm

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