Straddling the northern reaches of Greene County, Mississippi 42 begins at the Alabama state line opposite Alabama 56 west from Chatom. Traveling west across U.S. 45 to State Line, the state route traverses hilly country to Richton, Petal and Hattiesburg. The route totals 105.08 miles.

Mississippi 42 east
Approaching U.S. 45 on Mississippi 42 eastbound. This intersection demarks the end of the signed portion of Mississippi 42, with the 0.75 miles or so unsigned between U.S. 45 and the state border. U.S. 45 is the main route between Mobile, Alabama and Meridian. It also serves the Wayne County east of Waynesboro and Quitman to the north. The faded Alabama shield is for Alabama 56. Photo taken 02/10/02.
Mississippi 42 west
Westbound signage at the intersection with the roadway that becomes Mississippi 57 three blocks to the south. The northernmost three blocks are locally maintained, leaving a short gap between the two state routes. This situation will be remedied in the future, as a new State Line bypass for Mississippi 57 will take traffic directly to Mississippi 42 outside of town. 31 miles to the west is the next town along the route, Richton. Photo taken 02/10/02.

    Connect with:
    Interstate 59
    U.S. 45
    Alabama 56

    Page Updated 02-22-2018.