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Length, One-Way: 140 Miles (233.33 Kilometers)
Time: 3 to 4 hours


General Information

Description - The trail begins in Meridian, the birthplace of Jimmie Rogers, the "Father of Country Music." Tour the museum that honors this talented individual. Also stop by the Peavey Electronics Visitor Center and see the world's largest makers of amplifiers, keyboards and guitars in action. Head north toward Columbus on Hwy. 45, then to Fulton on Hwy 45 and SR-25, where you'll find Tammy Wynette's birthplace. On your way, keep in mind the songs of other country music stars. Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Marty Stuart, Faith Hill and LeAnn Rimes are all native Mississippians.

Attractions - The Country Music Trail is known for it's Cultural Attractions.

Recreation - On your way, keep in mind the songs of other country music stars. Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Marty Stuart, Faith Hill and LeAnn Rimes are all native Mississippians.

Climate - Mississippi lies mainly in the subtropics. The climate is mild with the coldest months experiencing low temperatures near 40 degrees F. Summer temperatures frequently reach 100 degrees, with coastal breezes providing cooling relief. Humidity is highest in August and September reaching an average close to 90%. The highest rainfall comes during the spring months, but December and January are wet, too. Expect temperatures in the northeastern region to be somewhat cooler than the rest of the state.

Location - The trail begins in Meridian, the birthplace of Jimmie Rogers, the "Father of Country Music." ead north toward Columbus on Hwy. 45, then to Fulton on Hwy 45 and SR-25, where you'll find Tammy Wynette's birthplace.

Directions from : From Meridian, head north toward Columbus on Hwy. 45, then to Fulton on Hwy 45 and SR-25.


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Additional Information:
Mississippi Scenic Byways - Mississippi contains the largest portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway, an All-American Road, in addition to four other state or nationally designated byways.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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