I-55 splits from I-40 here in West Memphis and heads north toward Jonesboro and the Missouri border.
I-44/I-55/I-64/I-70 on one highway sign in downtown St. Louis
The entire Choctaw Nation's location and size compared to the U.S. state of Mississippi
Northern terminus at US 41 (Lake Shore Drive) in Chicago
Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States and the city's namesake
"Raising the Stars and Stripes Over the Capitol of the State of Mississippi", engraving from Harper's Weekly, June 20, 1863, after the capture of Jackson by Union forces during the American Civil War
September 1863 map of the Siege of Jackson
Mississippi Old Capitol, downtown Jackson
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Map of Jackson in 1919
April 16, 1921 flood on Town Creek, a tributary of the Pearl River in Jackson. The photo is a view of East Capitol Street looking east from North Farish Street.
Standard Life Building, downtown Jackson
Old Greyhound Bus Station
Photograph of Jackson Mississippi taken from the International Space Station
Map of racial distribution in Jackson, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
1874 engraving in Scribner's Monthly of the Old Capitol, the seat of Mississippi's legislature from 1839 to 1903.
Jackson State University band "The Sonic Boom"
Millsaps College is one of several institutions in and around Jackson established before 1900.
Mississippi State Capitol
Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi
Lamar Life Building, downtown Jackson.
Veterans Memorial Stadium is the largest stadium facility in Jackson. Its parking lot often is used by employees of the University of Mississippi Medical Center nearby.

The major cities that I-55 connects to are (from south to north) New Orleans, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; St. Louis, Missouri; and Chicago, Illinois.

- Interstate 55

A small portion of the city containing Tougaloo College lies in Madison County, bounded on the west by Interstate 220 and on the east by the U.S. Route 51 and Interstate 55.

- Jackson, Mississippi

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Memphis, Tennessee

City in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

City in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

Memphis in the mid-1850s
Attack on Irving Block by General Forrest in 1864
Historic aerial view of Memphis, 1870
Woodcut representing the waterfront of Memphis, c. 1879
Cotton merchants on Union Avenue (1937)
The American Queen docked at Beale Street Landing along the riverfront
Map of racial distribution in Memphis, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Asian-American tombstones in Elmwood Cemetery
A Memphis Police Department vehicle
Memphis products treemap, 2020
Peabody Hotel
National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis (2012)
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Mud Island Mississippi River Park
Stax Museum and Satellite Record Shop
Memphis National Cemetery
FedExForum during a Grizzlies game
Early nursing class in Memphis
Three bridges over the Mississippi
FedEx aircraft at Memphis International Airport
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The city is a national transportation hub and Mississippi River crossing for Interstate 40, (east-west), Interstate 55 (north-south), barge traffic, Memphis International Airport (FedEx's "SuperHub" facility) and numerous freight railroads that serve the city.

I-55 connects Memphis to St. Louis and Chicago to the north, and Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans to the south.

Southern terminus of US 51 at US 61, LaPlace

U.S. Route 51

Major south-north United States highway that extends 1277 mi from the western suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana, to within 150 ft of the Wisconsin–Michigan state line.

Major south-north United States highway that extends 1277 mi from the western suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana, to within 150 ft of the Wisconsin–Michigan state line.

Southern terminus of US 51 at US 61, LaPlace
US 51 between Mounds and Cairo, during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927
Northern terminus of US 51 at US 2 in Hurley, WI

From LaPlace, Louisiana, Mississippi, to Memphis, Tennessee, much of that portion of US 51 runs largely parallel or is concurrent with Interstate 55 (I-55).

Northwest of Crystal Springs, it runs concurrently with I-55 and then splits at the interchange with I-20 in Jackson.