Clarksdale is a city located in Coahoma County, Mississippi. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,645. It is the county seat of Coahoma County.
Clarksdale was the home town of singer Sam Cooke, legendary bluesmen Muddy Waters and Big Jack Johnson and was the summer home of Tennessee Williams. Clarksdale is the official birthplace of the blues and is home to the internationally known Delta Blues Museum and "the crossroads", where some believe Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at the stroke of midnight in exchange for the ability to play the blues. Clarksdale is also the home of actor Morgan Freeman and boasts his five star restaurant Madidi's and his blues club Ground Zero.
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Clarksdale OnlineGuide to the Clarksdale, MS area provided by a local ISP.
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