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Greenwood is a city in Mississippi, located at the junction of the rivers Tallahatchie and Yalobusha, from whereon after it's called the Yalobusha. It's known for its extensive cotton production and remembered as one of the centres of conflict during the Civil Rights era.

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Both U.S Routes 82 and 49 pass through Greenwood. The Mississippi Highway 7 connects the city to other towns in the region, including Grenada and Itta Bena. If you're looking to get in by public transport, the Amtrak trains offer good options, with connections to New Orleans and Chicago.

The nearest airport is Greenwood-Leflore Airport (GWO), some 10mi east of town.

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Map of Greenwood (Mississippi)

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  • 1 Museum of the Mississippi Delta, 1608 US-82, +1 662 453-0925. Dioramas and exhibits that really go into the Delta region in detail, from distant to more recent past. it's ~$8 or more.
  • 2 Robert Johnson Gravesite. Place of rest for the famed but quickly departed blues singer.
  • 3 Emmett Till Interpretive Center, 120 N Court St, Sumner, +1 662 483-1231. Exhibit pertaining to the court case revolving around the infamous murder of 14-year old African American Emmett Till over allegedly offending a white woman in 1955.
    • 4 Bryant's Grocery & Meat Market. Sign commemorating the site where the events surrounding Emmett Till's death occurred. These signs tend to go missing or defaced quite often. Emmett_Till on Wikipedia

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Routes through Greenwood
ChampaignMemphis  N Amtrak City of New Orleans icon.png S  Yazoo CityJackson
Clarksdale ← merges onto US 49.svg  N US 49E.svg S  Yazoo CityJackson
GreenvilleIndianola  W US 82.svg E  → Jct N I-55.svg S → Jct S Natchez Trace Parkway Logo.gif NStarkville


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