Maps & Directions


International Conference on the Blues • September 30-October 2, 2018

Maps & Directions

Delta State University is located on Highway 8 West in Cleveland, Mississippi. From the intersection of Highways 61 and 8 in Cleveland, travel west on Highway 8 approximately 1 mile to the campus entrance.

Cleveland, Mississippi is located approximately two hours from Memphis, TN and Jackson, MS.

Delta State University Campus Map


  • Memphis, Tennessee (110 miles north of Cleveland)
  • Jackson, Mississippi (130 miles southeast of Cleveland)
  • Greenville, MS (40 miles southwest of Cleveland; small regional commercial airport with limited service)

Ground Transportation: 

There is no public transportation in Cleveland, although a taxi service and Uber are available. Guests arriving by commercial flights into Memphis (MEM), Jackson (JAN), or Greenville (GLH) may wish to utilize rental car services.

Directions from Memphis:
Take U.S. 61 south to Cleveland (about 110 miles). Once in Cleveland, turn right on to MS. Hwy 8 and proceed through the business district. Go through the 4th traffic signal (intersection of 8 and Fifth Avenue) and the main entrance to the campus is on the left.

Directions from Jackson:
Take U.S. 49 north to Yazoo City.  In Yazoo City, follow Hwy 49 toward Greenwood.  Remain on 49 to Indianola (about 65-70 miles).  Turn left on U.S. 82 East (4-way stop). Proceed about ¾ mile MS Hwy 448. Turn right on to 448 and proceed 15 miles to Shaw.  Turn right on US Hwy 61 North into Cleveland.  (10.8 miles).  Turn Left onto Hwy 8 West.  Campus will be on the left.

Directions from Vicksburg:
Take U.S. 61 north into Cleveland (110 miles) to the intersection of Hwy 8 in Cleveland. Turn Left onto Hwy 8 West.  Campus will be on the left.

Interstate 55 from Jackson and Louisiana:
Take I-55 north to Grenada and take Exit 206 (Miss. Hwys 7-8). Turn to left onto MS Hwy 8 West.  Hwy 8 bears right in Holcomb. Remain on Hwy 8 into Cleveland.  Campus will be on the left.