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The Crossroad

Crossroads of 61 and 49, Clarksdale, MS 38614
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Not the real location

While this is a nifty marker, it's not the real location where Robert Johnson sold his soul. For... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kristopher M
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You just. Have to go to have the photo and ponder a little. When you do have the ribs at abe's... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
bongofurylondon
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  • Excellent28%
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  • Average38%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“road junction” (2 reviews)
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Crossroads of 61 and 49, Clarksdale, MS 38614
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"robert johnson"
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"actual location"
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"road junction"
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"nice photo op"
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"busy junction"
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"great photo opportunity"
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"musical talent"
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"heading north"
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"blues highway"
in 4 reviews
"take photos"
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"play the guitar"
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"worth the trip"
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"blues fans"
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"small town"
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"blues history"
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"devil"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While this is a nifty marker, it's not the real location where Robert Johnson sold his soul. For that you'll have to travel to Rosedale Ms at the cross if hwy 8 and hwy 1. Sadly there's even less there. So unless your just a...More

4  Thank Kristopher M
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

You just. Have to go to have the photo and ponder a little. When you do have the ribs at abe's. They are awesome

Thank bongofurylondon
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We went about an hr or 2 out of our way to see a pole with 3 guitars. There is nothing else around. We thought there might have been a souvenir shop or something like that. I wouldn't recommend this site unless you are going...More

1  Thank Fernie_60
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Just out of Clarksdale heading north to Memphis is this marker. It marks the historic crossroad of the Blues Highway 61 and Highway 41.

Thank PKC54
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

although its in the middle of an industrial area it is one of a few possible locations of the Crossroad of Blues Legend. Be sure to checkout the other sites that claim to be The Crossroads

2  Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

This is where Robert Johnson, may or may not, have sold his soul to the devil. When driving the Blues Highway, I think it is a must stop.

Thank Don C
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The Crossroads is the mythical spot where Robert Johns sold his soul to the devil to acquire the guitar skills that created a blues legend. Two Mississippi cities - Rosedale and Clarksdale - claim to be the site of the true Crossroads. The two towns...More

2  Thank ArkansasTraveler001
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a sign. At the crossroads famous in blues folklore. But apart from the sign there’s nothing there. So take a photo as you pass by!

Thank David W
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We stopped at Crossroads made famous by Robert Johnson's story and song for a photo - and it is great that they have the guitar sign, but it is very hard to get a photo with the sign. I hope that in the future the...More

Thank timmind
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The legend says Robert Johnson traded his soul for musical talent at this intersection. Perhaps more parable than the actual location on a map, but it symbolizes the musical depth and importance of Clarksdale and the HWY 61 blues trail.

Thank Taylor R
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