Clarksdale, city (1990 pop. 19,717), seat of Coahoma co., NW Miss., on the Sunflower River; inc. 1882. It is a processing and distribution center for agriculture, its main resource. There is also light manufacturing. Clarksdale also is a major center for rhythm-and-blues music.
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