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Clarksdale

[klahrks-deyl] /ˈklɑrksˌdeɪl/
noun
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a city in NW Mississippi.
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Encyclopedia Article for Clarksdale

city, seat (1892) of Coahoma county, northwestern Mississippi, U.S. It is situated in the Mississippi River valley and lies along the Sunflower River, about 75 miles (120 km) south-southwest of Memphis, Tennessee. It was settled in 1848 by John Clark on a Native American fortification site; in 1868 he opened a store and laid out a village, which was originally named Clarksville

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