The Pines region is delightfully green and is known for its abundance of trees and wide open spaces. Admire the brightly painted Tennessee Williams home in Columbus and sample homemade cheese and ice cream in Starkville at Mississippi State University. See the historic 1896 carousel in Meridian with its hand-carved wooden horses. Visit the public heritage museum of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians near Philadelphia.
Monroe County | City Population 5,612
Aberdeen Visitors Bureau
204 E. Commerce St. • 662.369.9440 • 800.634.3538 • aberdeenms.org
Aberdeen Architectural Driving Tour
204 E. Commerce St. • 662.369.9440 • aberdeenms.org
Enjoy an exterior glimpse of over 50 historic homes. Brochure available at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau.
Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open year-round. Free.
Aberdeen Blues Mural
102 S. Meridian St. • 662.369.9440
Colorful backdrop to the Blues Trail marker, the mural is an artistic rendering of Aberdeen bluesmen: Bukka White, Albert King and Howlin’ Wolf. By Mississippi artist Cristen Barnard. Drive-by.
Blue bluff recreation area
20051 Blue Bluff Rd. • 662.369.2832 • 800.634.3538
Covered pavilion, picnic area, playground, sandy beach, volleyball and basketball courts. Hiking trail, fishing areas, boat ramp and dock, restrooms. Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway scenic overlook.
110 W. Commerce St. • 662.369.9440 • aberdeenms.org
Center for the arts hosts live productions and current movies every weekend. Built in 1937, this renovated Art Nouveau-style theater, with original ticket booth and neon marquee, is an Aberdeen icon. Admission.
Evans Memorial Library
105 N. Long St. • 662.369.4601 • tombigbee.lib.ms.us/evans
Nationally known for its historical materials, it houses volumes of genealogical research. Home to the F.S. McKnight Photographic Collection containing over 14,000 photos dating 1890s - 1930s. Mon - Thu, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
First Missionary Baptist Church
513 N. Matubba St. • 662.369.2542 • 800.634.3538
One of the oldest historically African-American churches in the area. Rebuilt in 1921, church records precede the turn of the 20th century.
Open year- round. By appointment. Free. Donations accepted.
609 S. Meridian St. • 662.369.9440 • aberdeenpilgrimage.com/homes.html
c. 1850. Completely restored Greek Revival mansion. Many original furnishings and memorabilia. By appointment. Admission.
732 W. Commerce St. • 662.369.7956 • themagnolias.org
c. 1850. Beautiful antebellum home, furnished with antiques and features an unusual staircase. Weddings, receptions and special occasions.
Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. By appointment. Admission.
Old Aberdeen & Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery
Off Hwy. 45 at S. Poplar and Whitfield St. • 662.369.9440
Resting place for many pioneers and Civil War veterans, including Jeffrey Forrest, brother of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. Beautiful monuments. Brochure guide available at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau. Open daily. Free.
303 S. Franklin St. • 662.369.9440 • 800.634.3538 • aberdeenms.org
c. 1874. Italianate-Victorian home features plaster moldings, extensive collections of quilts, clocks and antiques. By appointment. Admission.
Silk Stocking Row Historic District Walking Tour
Aberdeen Historic District • 662.369.9440 • aberdeenms.org
Tour of Aberdeen’s Historic District, including former home of Judge Eugene Octave Sykes. Historic homes and landmarks. Brochures available at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau. Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open year-round. Free.
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
503 Hwy. 25 S • 662.369.6950 • aberdeenms.org
Lifeboat Church, where Howlin’ Wolf sang as a boy, and St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, established in the mid-1800s, combined in the 1960s to form St. Peter’s.
The Story of Aberdeen Historic Audio Tour
204 E. Commerce St. • 662.369.9440 • aberdeenms.org
Free audio CD featuring an audio driving tour of Aberdeen. Available at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau and local antique shops. Open year-round.
Choctaw County | City Population 1,593
Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce
55 E. Quinn • 662.285.3778 • choctawcountyms.com
Choctaw Lake Recreational Area
Tombigbee National Forest, Hwy. 15 S • 662.285.3264
Three birding trails 1.5 miles in length, tree identification trail and six miles of trails for hiking/biking with 2.7 miles of those being handicap accessible. Fishing, boat ramps, pavilions and camping.
Davis Lake Recreation Area
Natchez Trace Milepost 243, Davis Lake Rd. • 662.285.3264 • recreation.gov
Fishing, swimming, camping, hiking and picnic areas. Open year-round.
Tombigbee National Forest
Hwy. 15 S • 662.285.3264 • fs.fed.us/r8/mississippi/tombigbee
This 67,000-acre national forest is covered with pine and upland hardwood. Many medium-sized lakes are located within the forest. Popular for hunting deer and turkey.
Monroe County | City Population 7,743
Amory regional museum
801 S. Third St. S • 662.256.2761• cityofamoryms.com
This museum is now housed in the town’s first hospital, built in 1916. In 1976, it became Amory’s Bicentennial project and was converted to a museum.
Tue - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed major holidays. Free admission.
Noxubee County | City Population 1,140
Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
Off Bluff Lake Rd., 15 miles south of Starkville • 662.323.5548 • fws.gov/noxubee
48,000-acre refuge consisting of bottomland and upland forests. Enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Group educational programs available by appointment.
Leake County | City Population 4,794
Leake County Tourism Council
103 N. Pearl St. • 601.267.9231 • leakems.com
The Carthage Post Office
201 N. Pearl St.
Built in 1939 and still in operation. Houses a New Deal wooden relief of “Lumbermen Rolling a Log.” Installed in 1941 by Peter Dalton honoring
Carthage’s ties to the logging industry.
Mon - Tue and Thu - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Sat, 9 - 11 a.m.
1107 Coal Bluff Rd., Lena • 601.654.7726
Breathtaking views nestled in lush groves, the park offers camping pads, pool, playground, bathhouses, laundry area, pavilion and nature trail.
Nightly and permanent RV sites.
The Leake County Courthouse
Built in 1936 by J.R. Flint Construction, the courthouse serves as a landmark in downtown Carthage. Designed by architect E.L. Malvaney,
the courthouse is a Mississippi Landmark.
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Leake County Water Park
1190 Park Rd., Lena • 601.654.9359
Fishing, swimming, trails, playground, boat ramp, covered pavilion, picnic tables, grills, comfort station, bathhouse and RV hookups.
Low Head Dam
1190 Park Rd., Lena • 601.654.9359
Offering a true connection to nature and the great outdoors, Low Head Dam is equipped with RV sites with water, electricity, dump station, picnic tables, comfort station and boat ramp.
Newton County | City Population 356
Chunky River recreation
24055 Hwy. 80 • 601.480.3045 • chunkyriverrecreation.com
Located on the west bank of the Chunky River, a Mississippi designated scenic stream. Offering shaded, spacious campsites, onsite canoe and kayak rental. Trading Post offers area history.
Lazy Acres Plantation, LLC
596 Lazy Acres Rd. • 601.655.8264 • lazy-acres.com
Christmas tree farm, sleigh rides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, animal park and pig races.
Oct: Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.; Thanksgiving Day, 1 - 5 p.m.; After Thanksgiving: Thu - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.
Stuckey Bridge Canoe & Kayak Rental
24055 Hwy. 80 W • 601.481.4211 • chunkyriverkayaks.com
Explore Chunky River by canoe or kayak. Offering put-in and take-out services. Open weekends and holidays. Call for availability and float times.
Lowndes County | City Population 24,213
Columbus-Lowndes Convention & Visitors Bureau
117 Third St. S • 662.329.1191 • 800.327.2686 • visitcolumbusms.org
Painting by Native Columbian Artist, Dana Mosby
Amzi Love Home
305 Seventh St. S • 662.574.1209 • 800.327.2686 • visitcolumbusms.org
c. 1848. Home has remaining in the same family for eight generations, and many of the fine furnishings are original to the house. By appointment. Admission.
Columbus Air Force Base
East Gate Rd. (off of Hwy. 45 N) • 662.434.7068 • columbus.af.mil
Columbus Air Force Base has trained pilots since World War II. Once home of the B-52 bomber, it graduates hundreds of Air Force pilots annually.
Columbus Historic District
300 Main St. • 662.328.0222 • 800.327.2686 • visitcolumbusms.org
Historic home tours are available daily. Drop by or call the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center for antebellum homes year-round tour schedules.
Mon – Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Concord CME Church
1213 Concord Rd. • 662.328.3356 • visitcolumbusms.org
c. 1867. African-American church established in Lowndes County following the Civil War. The congregation met beneath a large tree prior to building in 1908. By appointment.
columbus riverwalk & nature trailMain St. • 662.328.6305 • columbusmainstreet.comThe trail begins at Main St. and winds along the Tombigbee River with 4.4 miles of walking and biking paths. It offers two pavilions, bathrooms, benches, bike racks and picnic tables.Daily, dawn to dusk. Open year-round.
columbus war museum
Columbus Municipal Complex, 1501 Main St. • 205.662.4129 • 800.327.2686 • visitcolumbusms.org
Honors and recognizes those who died in military battles and the many who lived through them.
Open year-round. Mon - Thu, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free.
DeWayne Hayes Recreation Area
7934 Barton Ferry Rd. • 662.434.6808 • 877.444.6777 • recreation.gov
A campground with 100 RV, ten primitive sites. Mountain biking, wildlife viewing area, activity area, boat launch, fishing, nature trail, picnic, water playground and more.
Eugenia Summer Gallery
Mississippi University for Women, 1100 College St. • 662.329.7341
Located on the SW corner of the MUW campus in the Art and Design Building.
Gallery: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m, except major holidays. Call for summer hours, May - Aug. Free. Open to the public.
501 Third Ave. N • 662.241.7150 • columbuscityschools.org/franklin
The first free public school in Mississippi, Franklin Academy of Columbus opened its doors in 1821 on this site. The school remains open for students today.
Friendship Cemetery1400 Fourth St. S • 662.328.4164 • 662.328.2569 • visitcolumbusms.orgBurial site of four Confederate generals and more than 2,000 Civil War soldiers. Site of America’s first Memorial Day observance in April 1866. At Friendship Cemetery, visitors will find the burial site of soldiers from every battle between the War of 1812 to the Bosnian Conflict, and can view the burial site of two Mississippi governors. A Jewish section is also represented in the cemetery.Daily, 7 a.m. - sunset.
315 Second Ave. N • 662.328.0222 • 800.327.2686 • visitcolumbusms.org
c. 1843. Isaac Williams, a skilled laborer, and his brother Thomas, a blacksmith, free men of color, settled in the area and built this raised cottage. Drive-by.
Lowndes County Courthouse
505 Second Ave. N • 662.329.5800 • visitcolumbusms.org
Where the Mississippi Legislature met during the Civil War after the city of Jackson fell to Union forces.
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed all federal/state holidays.
Magnolia Motor Speedway
495 Hwy. 45 S • 662.240.3478 • magnoliadirt.com
State-of-the-art race facility featuring a .375 mile dirt oval track.
Missionary Union Baptist Church
1207 Fifth Ave. N • 662.327.5408 • 800.327.2686
c. 1833. The oldest African-American Baptist church in northeast Mississippi. By appointment.
Plymouth Bluff Center
2200 Old West Point Rd. • 662.241.6214 • plymouthbluff.com
Conference center with meeting space, lodging, a museum and nature trails located on 190 acres of secluded forest land with impressive scenery along the bluffs of the old Tombigbee River.
R.E. Hunt Museum & Cultural Center
924 20th St. N • 662.328.8722
Built in 1954, R.E. Hunt was an African-American high school during a time when segregation and racism plagued society. Today, it is a museum and cultural center and a MS Historic Landmark.
Tue, 1 - 5 p.m.
Robert Gleed GraveSite
Sandfield Cemetery, Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and College St. • 662.328.0222 • 800.327.2686 • visitcolumbusms.org
Final resting place of Columbus' first African-American city councilman and Lowndes County's first African-American state senator. Drive-by.
The Rock 'N' Roll Scenic Byway
Hwy. 45 from Columbus into Tupelo and Hwy. 78 into Oxford and Holly Springs
104-mile scenic byway: Hwy. 45 in Columbus, birthplace of playwright Tennessee Williams, to Tupelo and the Elvis Presley Birthplace, to Hwy. 78
for stops in Oxford and Holly Springs.
Rosedale Mansion1523 Ninth St. S • 662.328.0222 • 800.327.2686 • visitcolumbusms.orgc. 1856. Considered one of the finest examples of Italianate architecture in Mississippi. By appointment with two-day advance scheduling. Admission.
Rosenzweig Arts Center
501 Main St. • 662.328.2787 • columbus-arts.org
Art gallery featuring sculptures, jewelry and paintings by various artists on exhibit year-round, and a sales gallery. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rosewood Manor and Gardens719 Seventh St. N • 662.328.7313 • 662.364.0705 • visitcolumbusms.orgc. 1835. Greek Revival mansion has been featured in Marvelous Old Mansions, Historic Houses and Colonial Homes. Plantation, chapel and gardens. Mon - Sat, by appointment. Admission.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
110 Second Ave. N • 662.329.1191 • visitcolumbusms.org
Originated under a brush arbor by Christian slaves. In 1821, the land for the church was chartered. Original church was demolished and re-erected at present location in 1886, then remodeled in 1942. Drive-by.
Stennis East Bank & Columbus Recreation Area
3257 Wilkins-Wise Rd. • 662.327.2142 • 800.327.2686 • visitcolumbusms.org
Activity area (day use only), boat launch, fishing, sailing, water skiing and picnic area.
Stephen D. Lee Home & Museum
316 Seventh St. N • 662.327.8888 • visitcolumbusms.org
c. 1847. Built by Maj. Thomas Blewett. Once the residence of Confederate Gen. Stephen D. Lee, it is now a museum exhibiting Civil War collections. Available for wedding and reception rentals. Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment. Admission.
515 Ninth St. N • 662.328.0222 • 800.327.2686 • visitcolumbusms.org
c. 1837. Combination of Federal and Greek Revival features adorn this classically designed four-story home with porches on three sides and 14 Doric columns. By appointment. Admission.
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Transportation museum
318 Seventh St. N • 662.328.8936 • 800.457.9739
Museum highlights the uniqueness of this 234-mile stretch of waterway that connects Middle America with the Gulf of Mexico at Mobile, AL.
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Museum: Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sat by appointment
Tennessee Williams Home & Welcome Center300 Main St. • 662.328.0222 • 855.254.2895 • visitcolumbusms.orgc. 1875. Tour the Victorian first home of playwright Tennessee Williams. The home is now a welcome center offering tours and information about Columbus and the surrounding area. Mon - Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m
Ninth Ave. S • 662.328.0222 • 800.327.2686 • visitcolumbusms.org
c. 1877. Historic marker shows the site of the first free school for African-Americans in Columbus. Drive-by.
The W1100 College St. • 662.329.4750 • 877.462.8439 • muw.eduFounded in 1884, Mississippi University for Women was the first public college for women in America. The campus boasts 23 buildings. National Register of Historic Places.Mon - Fri, except major holidays.
Whitehall607 Third St. S • 662.328.0222 • 800.327.2686 • visitcolumbusms.orgc. 1843. Two-story Greek Revival town house exhibiting six paneled, square columns at the edge of a wooden porch.By appointment. Groups welcome. Admission.
Newton County | City Population 1,426
Turkey Creek Water Park
142 Parkway Dr. • 601.635.3314 • phwd.net
250-acre lake offering great freshwater fishing, water skiing, hiking, camping, picnicking and a white sand beach for swimming. Open year-round.
Kemper County | City Population 908
Kemper County Chamber of Commerce
285 Veterans St. • 601.743.5060 • kempercounty.com
Kemper County Historical Museum
230 Veterans St. • 601.743.5505
Chartered in 1982, the museum is available for tours by appointment. Heritage Day is the first Saturday in November each year.
Kemper County Lake
Hwy. 397 • 601.743.5505
One of the most beautiful lakes in the Southeast, with 180 acres of recreational development including 44 RV campsites, tent camping area, boat launches, bath house, picnic areas and pavilions.
Kemper County Veterans Walk
Kemper County Courthouse, Hwy. 39 and Veterans • 601.743.5060
This veterans memorial walkway contains more than 950 engraved bricks. Located at the old courthouse on beautifully landscaped grounds.
Open year-round. Free.
Hwy. 39 N • 601.743.2295
c. 1790. Run by a water turbine wheel, the mill can grind 32 bushels of corn or wheat per hour. Current wheel placed into operation in 1880.
Opry on Saturday nights, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Clarke County | City Population 452
Dunn’s Falls Water Park
6890 Dunn’s Falls Rd. • 601.655.8550 • 800.748.9403
A 65-ft. waterfall was used as the power source for a gristmill. Natural wildlife refuge, picnic area, hiking trails, cabin and swimming, plus primitive camping.
Gift shop. Open year-round. Admission.
Enterprise Confederate Cemetery
North St. • 601.659.7971
Lovely old Confederate cemetery adjoining Enterprise Cemetery.
Open year-round. Dawn to dusk. Free.
Scott County | City Population 6,008
Bienville National Forest
3473 Hwy. 35 S • 601.469.3811 • forestcamping.com
Over 178,000 acres managed for wildlife, timber and recreation, picnicking, camping, hunting, hiking and fishing. Visit Marathon and Shongelo Lakes, Shockaloe Horseback Riding Trail and Bienville Interpretive Trail.
Harrell Prairie Hill Botanical Area
3473 Hwy. 35 S • 601.469.3811 • jacksonaudubonsociety.org/bienville.htm
Grassland oasis in the midst of Bienville National Forest, controlled to protect the unique habitat and its unique
soil conditions. Abundant wildflower displays in late spring and summer.
Call for appointment. Free.
Choctaw County | City Population 386
Colonel James Drake House
Mile marker 181 on Natchez Trace • 662.547.6657 • frenchcamp.org/historic
Registered Landmark at French Camp.
French Camp academy alumni museum
French Camp memorabilia and artifacts displayed in a renovated log cabin museum originally built in 1855.
French Camp Historic District
55 LeFleur Cir. • 662.547.6835 • frenchcamp.org/historic
Est. 1812. Mid-1800s log cabins, museum, sorghum mill, thrift store, visitor center, gift shop and Council House Café. Also features an antebellum home, c. 1846 - 1848.
huffman log cabin
Mile marker 181 on Natchez Trace • 662.547.6835 • frenchcamp.org/historic
Historic dogtrot cabin which serves as visitors center, gift shop and showplace for arts and crafts.
Daily, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Rainwater Observatory & Planetarium
Natchez Trace Parkway at Hwy. 413 • 662.547.6377 • rainwaterobservatory.org
Largest astronomical observatory in Mississippi. Solar system models, planetarium, meteorite exhibit and astronomy education resource center. Monthly public programs.
Lauderdale County | City Population 100
Simmons-Wright General Store
5493 Hwy. 11 and Hwy. 80 • 601.632.1884 • thesimmons-wrightcompany.com
c. 1884. General mercantile store with antiques and groceries. Grab a bite to eat in the new 1884 Café.
Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Attala County | City Population 7,335
101 N. Natchez St. • 662.289.2981 • kosytrace.com
attala county courthouse
100 Courthouse • 662.289.2981 • kosytrace.com
Built in 1897, this majestic courthouse anchors the historic downtown business district. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a Mississippi Landmark. The working courthouse is open Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
the genealogy room
201 S. Huntington St. • 662.289.5141
The Genealogy Room at the Attala County Library contains materials, books and publications that assist in tracking family histories. This collection is known to be the second largest collection in the state. By appointment.
Hugh Ellard Park
Love Rd. • 662.289.1226 • kosytrace.com
State-of-the-art sports facility featuring 9 baseball and softball fields and a soccer complex.
jason Niles Park
Knox Rd. • 662.289.1226
Public park featuring walking tracks, exercise equipment, tennis courts, pavilion for parties and splash pad.
Kosciusko Historic District
Downtown Kosciusko • 662.289.2981 • kosytrace.com
The historical value can be found by foot or automobile. 25 historic structures included on tour.
Kosciusko Museum & Visitors Center
Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 159.9 • 662.289.2981 • kosytrace.com
A welcomed stop introducing visitors to the quaint town of Kosciusko where visitors can gather information about the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway and view a permanent display on Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a Polish freedom fighter. Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center
Washington St. and Huntington St. • 662.289.2981• kosytrace.com
c. 1899. A 100-year-old structure built in Romanesque Revival style with stunning stained-glass windows. The building incorporates a Delta Gamma room with founders’ portraits. By appointment.
Natchez Trace Visitors Center
Mile Marker 160 – Natchez Trace Parkway • 662.289.7934 • kosytrace.com
Newly renovated visitors center featuring travel information, refreshments and restrooms. Open daily.
Oprah Winfrey Road
Hwy. 12 E • 662.289.2981 • kosytrace.com
Runs north of Hwy. 12 past Oprah Winfrey’s first church, her family cemetery and the site of her birthplace. Drive-by.
Red bud Springs Park
105 S. Natchez St. • 662.289.2981 • kosytrace.com
Home of the original springs on the old Natchez Trace. Park hosts a statue of our namesake, as well as a water feature representing the natural springs along the original Natchez Trace.
Winston County | City Population 6,708
Louisville/Winston County Chamber of Commerce • 311 W. Park St. • 662.773.8719 • winstoncountyms.com
The American Heritage Big Red Fire Museum
332 N. Church Ave. • 662.773.3421
Collection of restored antique fire equipment including late 1700 hand pumpers, hose reels, horse drawn ladder wagons and more. Established by W.A. "Bill" Taylor, Jr. with the purpose of promoting an appreciation of fire fighting history, a love and respect for our American heritage, the spirit of volunteerism and an awareness of community fire safety. By appointment.
Hwy. 25 N • 662.773.3921
Natural spring that pours out 500 gallons of pure spring water every hour.
Lake Tiak-o’khata resort
1290 Smyth Lake Rd. • 662.773.7853 • 888.845.6151 • ltok.com
Family-owned resort with restaurant, conference center, motel, cabins and RV campground. Activities include fishing, tennis, swimming and boat rentals.
Louis Taunton Genealogy Room
100 W. Park St. • 662.773.3212 • mmrls.lib.ms.us/branches/winston-county-library
Located in the Winston County Library, the room contains materials, books and publications that assist in researching family histories. Visit website for hours.
Louisville Historic District
Park St. and Columbus Ave.
The district features beautiful antebellum homes built as early as the mid-1800s.
Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee national wildlife Refuge
48,000 acres of forest land occupied by deer, turkey, quail and the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, which relies on the refuge for its existence in central Mississippi. Visitor center and scenic driving route.
Columbus Ave. and Main St.
Unveiled July 4, 1921, the monument pays tribute to veterans of the Confederacy, the Spanish American War and World War I. Each face on the monument honors a different group of local heroes.
Noxubee County | City Population 2,816
Noxubee Economic & community development alliance
503 S. Washington St. • 601.726.4456 • noxubeecountyms.com
Noxubee County Historical Trail
662.726.4456 • 800.487.0165
Take a trip through history. A comprehensive tour book is available. The Chamber of Commerce has directions, pictures and historical information.
Noxubee County Library
103 E. King St. • 662.726.5461 • noxubee.lib.ms.us
Built as a jail in 1907, the Romanesque building was restored in 1984 to house the headquarters of the Noxubee Library Systems. Won the 1984 Award of Merit for adaptive restoration.
Mon - Tue and Thu - Fri, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lauderdale County | City Population 41,148
Visit Meridian Tourism
2000 Front St., Ste. A • 601.482.8001 • 888.868.7720 • visitmeridian.com
Around Town Carousels Abound
Around Meridian and Lauderdale County • 601.482.8001 • visitmeridian.com
Brightly decorated carousel horses created by talented hands of local and regional artists and placed in prominent places around the city. Self-guided tour.
Beth Israel Cemetery
19th St. at Fifth Ave. • 601.482.8001 • visitmeridian.com
19th-century resting place for Meridian’s early, largely mercantile Jewish community. Burials date back to 1860s. Monuments and markers are fine examples of Victorian funerary art. Orthodox and Reform cemeteries.
Binachi Shooting Sports
4434 Camp Binachi Rd. • 601.693.6757 • binachishootingsports.com
State-of-the-art shooting sports facility featuring a 12-station sporting clay range and a skeet/trap/five-stand overlay course. Equipment rental available. Proceeds support Boy Scouts of America-Choctaw Area Council.
Hwy. 19 S, I-20/59 • 601.482.1920 • meridianms.org
City owned, this example of urban forestry features three lakes, nature trails, jogging and walking tracks, biking, horseback riding trails and fishing.
Free. Open year-round. 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Civil Rights trail601.482.8001 • visitmeridian.comMeridian Civil Rights Trail acknowledges our painful past and celebrates those who fought the battles. The trail features markers with QR codes which access a short video about each location.
civil WAR trail
601.482.8001 • visitmeridian.com
Meridian's Civil War history comes to life on this interactive trail. Ten sites throughout the area feature markers with QR codes which access a short video about each location.
Country Music Scenic Byway
Hwy. 45 and Hwy. 25
140-mile scenic byway begins in Meridian, birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers, the “Father of Country Music,” heads north on Hwy. 45, then on Hwy. 25 to Fulton, birthplace of Tammy Wynette.
First Union Baptist Church
610 38th Ave. • 601.483.8932
Organized in 1891, First Union is the site of 1960s civil rights organizational meetings and a visit from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Marker 17 on the Meridian Civil Rights Trail.
Frank W. Williams Home
905 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dr. • 601.483.8439 • merrehope.com
c. 1886. The Frank W. Williams home, project of the Meridian Restorations Foundation, features Queen Anne Victorian architecture, with stained glass, oak paneling, parquet floors and detailed gingerbread.
Jan - Mar: Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Apr - Thanksgiving: Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thanksgiving - New Years: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. .
Groups of 10 or more need a reservation.
G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Memorial Site
2638 23rd Ave. • magnoliacemeterymeridian.com
Sonny Montgomery served as U.S. Representative from 1967 - 1997. A veteran and champion of military issues, he authored the Montgomery G.I. Bill.
Located in Magnolia Cemetery.
HIGHLAND PARK DENTZEL CAROUSEL1802 Carousel Dr. • 601.485.1802 • visitmeridian.comA rare two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie carousel. Museum-quality artwork. Rides are 50 cents per person. National Landmark.Daily, Jun and Jul, 1 - 5 p.m.; Sat only, Nov - Mar, 1 - 5 p.m.; Sat - Sun, Aug - Oct and Apr - May, 1 - 5 p.m.
James Chaney Memorial
Fish Lodge Rd. • 601.482.8001 • visitmeridian.com
James Chaney, a Meridian native, was one of three CORE-COFO workers slain in Neshoba County in June 1964 during the turbulent Civil Rights Era. The deaths brought national attention of Civil Rights issues in Mississippi. Marker 18 on the Meridian Civil Rights Trail.
Jimmie Rodgers GraveSite
Oak Grove Cemetery off Oak Grove Rd. • 601.485.1808 • 888.868.7720 • jimmierodgers.com
Gravesite of American music legend and the “Father of Country Music.”
Jimmie Rodgers Museum1725 Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Dr. • 601.485.1808 • jimmierodgers.comThe “Father of Country Music” is immortalized in this collection of memorabilia located in his hometown. Gift shop.Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. By appointment. Closed last two weeks of Dec - Jan. Under 8 free.
Key Brothers Aviation Pictorial Exhibit
2811 Hwy. 11 S • 601.482.0364 Ext. 10 • visitmeridian.com
Located inside the Meridian Regional Airport, the pictorial tribute is dedicated to the memory of the Key Brothers, two Meridian residents who set a world flight
Lauderdale Springs Confederate Cemetery
9442 Kewanee Rd. • 601.482.9752 • visitmeridian.com
Once a popular resort, Lauderdale Springs became a Confederate hospital and cemetery. Markers pay tribute to 1,020 Confederate and 80 Union soldiers, although local historians believe no Union troops are actually buried there. Marker nine on the Meridian Civil War Trail.
Daily, dawn to dusk.
Marion C.S.A Cemetery
6843 Confederate Dr. • 601.482.9752 • visitmeridian.com
Marion C.S.A. Cemetery pays tribute to 170 Confederate soldiers who were killed in the Civil War. 47 of them have been identified and listed on a granite stone. Marker #8 on the Meridian Civil War Trail.
16th Ave. & Sixth St. 482 • 601-482-8001 • visitmeridian.com
Meridian's oldest cemetery contains grave sites of the first white settler Richard McLemore, victims of the 1871 race riot and victims of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878. Marker eight on the Meridian Civil Rights Trail.
Meridian Little Theatre
4334 Hwy. 39 • 601.482.6371 • meridianlittletheatre.com
One of the South's oldest subscription-based community theaters, founded in 1932. Meridian Little Theatre presents large-scale musicals, contemporary plays, Broadway and Off-Broadway productions from Oct - May.
Meridian Museum of Art
628 25th Ave. • 601.693.1501 • meridianmuseum.org
Housed in a Carnegie Library built in 1912-13, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Mississippi Landmark. Features rotating exhibitions, collections and special events. Wed - Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Meridian Symphony Orchestra
1921 24th Ave. • 601.693.2224 • meridianso.org
For over five decades, Meridian Symphony Orchestra has brought arts and culture to East Mississippi, offering a variety of musical performances, from classical to family favorites.
Merrehope905 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dr. • 601.483.8439 • merrehope.comc. 1858. Merrehope is a stately, 20-room Victorian mansion, restored and furnishedby the Meridian Restorations Foundation, Inc. It features unusual woodwork and handsome columns, mantels and stairway. Part of the home was used as headquarters for Confederate Gen. Leonidas Polk, and it was spared by Union Gen. William T. Sherman. This home is adjacent to the historic Frank W. Williams Home. Jan - Mar: Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Apr - Thanksgiving: Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thanksgiving - New Years: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Admission.
Mississippi Arts & Entertainment experience's Walk of Fame
Front of the MSU Riley Center on Fifth St. and 22nd Ave. • 601.581.1550 • msarts.org
Walk of Fame honoring Mississippi’s artists and entertainers. Features stars for Elvis, William Faulkner, Morgan Freeman, B.B. King, Jimmie Rodgers, Sela Ward, Tennessee Williams and more. Stars continually added.
Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience
2118 Front St. • 601-581-1550 • msarts.org
Opened April 2018, the MAX is a world-class interactive facility dedicated to celebrating and honoring the lives and works of legendary Mississippi artists across all genres.
Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum
1804 Fourth Street • 601.693.9905 • soulelivesteam.com
Restoration of the Soulé Steam Feed Works industrial site. This turn-of-the-20th-century factory built steam engines and includes a blacksmith shop, foundry and belt-driven machine shop.
Two tours daily: Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Additional hours by appointment.
mississippi state university riley center for education & performing arts2200 Fifth St. • 601.696.2200 • msurileycenter.comc. 1889. Enjoy a premier performance in this stunning Victorian grand opera house theater. Also home of the Meridian Symphony.Call for a complete list of events and ticket information.
Fifth St. & 23rd Ave. • 601.482.8001 • visitmeridian.com
The tribute to Meridian's railroad history. A beautiful fountain features a cog from the Soule Steam Feed Works. The area filled with walkways, landscaping and a
9283 Pine Springs Rd. • 601.737.2370 • phwd.net
Activity area, boat launch, fishing, picnic area, sailing, water skiing and swimming. Birding: bald eagles Oct - Apr, rare white pelicans Dec - Mar. Check website for area regulations affected by hunting seasons.
Rose Hill Cemetery
Eighth St. and 40th Ave. • 601.482.8001 • visitmeridian.com
Contains monuments of John Ball and Lewis Ragsdale, founders of the city of Meridian, and the graves of Emil and Kelly Mitchell, king and queen of all the gypsies in the United States and a Confederate burial mound. Marker four on the Meridian Civil War Trail.
Sam Dale Historical Site
15 miles north on Hwy. 39 • visitmeridian.com
Two-acre day-use area built around a memorial to Gen. Sam Dale, a 19th-century frontiersman and patriot. Picnic area and covered pavilions. Open year-round.
9283 Pine Springs Rd. 601.737.2370 • phwd.net
Located at Okatibbee Lake, this water park features pools, a lazy river, and adult & kiddie water slides.
St. John Baptist Church
2000 18th Ave. • 601.482.1898 • visitmeridian.com
Organized in 1884 and located at this site since 1912. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke here during the Civil Rights Era. Marker 11 on the Meridian Civil Rights Trail.
Open year-round. By appointment. Free.
State Highway 45 Scenic Motorcycle Byway
State Hwy. 45 near Meridian
Scenic motorcycle byway on State Hwy. 45 near Meridian running to northern state line. Beautiful hill country and farming lands. Mostly four lane.
2320 Eighth St. • 601.693.5353 • meridiantempletheater.com
Dating back to 1923, the Moorish Revival-style theater features original tunnels, catacombs and fall-out shelter from the Cold War. Currently it is a venue for live music, theatrical performances, movies and more. Guided tours available by appointment only. Admission.
1415 30th Ave. • 601.482.8001 • visitmeridian.com
c. 1894. A pioneering public school, Wechsler was Mississippi's first brick public school for African-Americans built with public funds. Marker 13 on the Meridian
Civil Rights Trail.
Whynot Motorsports Park
4773 J.W. Reynolds Rd. • 601.644.3010 • whynotmotorsportspark.com
East Mississippi’s largest dirt track. See our website for full details and
race schedules. Admission.
Newton County | City Population 3,701
Newton Chamber of Commerce
128 S. Main St. • 601.683.2201 • newtonchamberofcommerce.com
Hwy. 80 at Scanlon Street
100 Confederate soldiers are buried in this family cemetery. Historical marker.
Daily, dawn to dusk.
Historic Newton Depot
128 S. Main St. • 601.683.2201 • chambernewtonms.com
Depot is located on the site of Grierson's Raid on Newton Station, April 24, 1863. Open for tours.
McElroy - Hoye house
E. Church St.
This planter's cottage was built in 1861 and is situated on the route Union General Grierson took through Newton in 1863. The Mississippi Landmark is undergoing a renovation overseen by the Newton Historical Cultural Commission, Inc.
Chickasaw County | City Population 2,911
Okolona Area Chamber of Commerce
219 Main St. • 662.447.5913 • okolonams.org
Civil War Battle of Okolona Sites
Hwy. 41 N • 662.447.5913 • okolona.org
Identified and marked sites of the battle that took place on February 22, 1864. Dawn to dusk. Drive-by.
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Martin Luther King Dr. • 662.447.2401
Burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. William Feimster Tucker.
Daily, dawn to dusk.
Okolona Confederate Cemetery
Church St. • 662.447.5913 • okolona.org
Soldiers who died in Civil War battles of Okolona, Baldwyn, Corinth and Shiloh are laid to rest here.
Daily, dawn to dusk.
Okolona Historic District
Main St. and surrounding area • 662.447.5913 • okolona.org
Driving tour of buildings and homes in the historical district.
Neshoba County | City Population 7,705
Philadelphia Community Development Partnership
256 W. Beacon St. • 601.656.1000 • 877.752.2643 • neshoba.org
Neshoba County | City Population 10,000
African-American Heritage Driving Tour
256 W. Beacon St., Philadelphia • 601.656.1000 • 877.752.2643 • neshoba.org
Take part in the journey toward freedom, paved by sacrifice, pain, suffering and even death. Experience the places and people who brought freedom and equality to Neshoba County.
Burnside Lake Park
Hwy. 15, Philadelphia • 601.656.4101• neshobacounty.net
An activity area, a bathhouse, a boat ramp, developed camping (21 sites), primitive camping, fishing, a nature trail, picnic areas and an RV dump station. Indian mission site.
Chahta Immi Cultural CenterChoctaw Town Center, Hwy. 16, Choctaw • 601.650.1687 • choctaw.orgThrough cultural exhibits, historical collections and an on-site gift shop, the Chahta Immi Cultural Center offers visitors a glimpse into the distinct tribal culture and heritage of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.Tours of the center and Tribe available upon request, contact 601.663.7532. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.
Geyser Falls Water Theme Park & Clearwater Key
209 Black Jack Rd., Choctaw • 601.389.3100 • 866.447.3275 • geyserfalls.com
One of the most modern water park facilities of its kind. It covers 23 acres and features eight acres of glistening water and white sand beaches in a lush, resort-like atmosphere. 13 waterslides, wave pool, lazy river and a four-lane racing slide are here.
Indian Mission Site, Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Tucker Community, Hwy. 19, Philadelphia • 601.656.2880
The church is on the site of an Indian mission founded by Dutch priests in 1884. By appointment.
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Reservation
Hwy. 16 W, Choctaw • 601.656.5251 • choctaw.org
Headquarters of the Tribal Government, Chahta Immi Cultural Center, residential/school area and the Pearl River Resort with two casino-hotels, two championship golf courses and a water park.
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
11199 County Rd. 747, Philadelphia • 601.656.1000 • 877.752.2643 • historicmtzion.org
In 1964, three voting-rights activists came to investigate the burning of the church and were murdered. Their deaths provoked national outrage and led to the first successful federal prosecution of a civil rights case in Mississippi.
Nanih Waiya Historic Site
Coy Community, Philadelphia • 601.663.7532 • choctaw.org
Built by the prehistoric ancestors of the Choctaw, Nanih Waiya is a mound located between the Bogue Chitto and Crystal Ridge communities. As a sacred site, tours are by appointment only.
Neshoba County Fairgrounds Tour
16800 Hwy. 21 S, Philadelphia • 601.656.1000 • 877.752.2643 • neshoba.org
c. 1889. National Register of Historic Places. Site of the week-long Neshoba County Fair each summer. Harness racing, political speeches, rides, music and entertainment. “Mississippi’s Giant House Party.”
Philadelphia Historic Depot
256 W. Beacon St., Philadelphia • 601.656.1000 • 877.752.2643 • neshoba.org
c. 1906. Renovated historic depot.
Open year-round. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Philadelphia Historic District Driving Tour
Corner of Poplar and Beacon, Philadelphia • 601.656.1000 • 877.752.2643 • neshoba.org
Historic homes of Main St. south to Rose St., Holland Ave. and Poplar Ave. Examples of turn-of-the-20th-century architecture. Brochure available at the Chamber of Commerce.
Philadelphia-Neshoba County Historical Museum
303 Water Ave., Philadelphia • 601.656.1284 • neshoba.org
c. 1860. The Philadelphia-Neshoba County Historical Museum was organized in 1992 as a site for preserving the history of Neshoba County and Philadelphia. The museum was built shortly after the Civil War by George Pegram Woodward, on land obtained through the 1830 treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek.
Mon - Fri. Free.
Williams Brothers’ Store
10360 County Rd. 375, Philadelphia • 601.656.2651
This family-owned general store was founded in 1907, and is still in operation. The Williams Brothers' Store was featured in National Geographic in 1939 as a source of everything from “needles to horse collars,” and while the merchandise has been modernized, the building still has the same old-style charm.
Mon - Sat, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Clarke County | City Population 2,332
Clarke County Chamber of Commerce
100 S. Railroad Ave. • 601.776.5701 • visitclarkecounty.com
Archusa Creek Water Park
540 County Rd. 110 • 601.776.6956 • phwd.net
The park consists of 1,000 acres of rustic beauty and a 450-acre lake. The park has cabins, camping, water sports, hiking, beaches and winding scenic drives.
Historic Clarke County Driving Tour
100 S. Railroad Ave. • 601.776.5701 • visitclarkecounty.com
Booklet for a self-guided tour of Clarke County.
Texas Hospital Cemetery
Hwy. 45 S • 601.776.5701 • visitclarkecounty.com
Memorial to Confederate soldiers who died at Texas Field Hospital and soldiers from the Civil War battles of Corinth, Iuka and Shiloh.
Smith County | City Population 1,255
Historic Smith County Courthouse
Main St. • 601.782.9811
Historic courthouse built in the Neoclassical design. Houses county records dating from 1912. Impressive war memorial on grounds. Open year-round.
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
Kemper County | City Population 632
Hwy. 16 • 601.743.2754
Located on the original Jacob Giles Plantation, dating from 1825. Designated a state historical cemetery. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Oktibbeha County | City Population 23,888
Greater Starkville Development Partnership/Convention & Visitors Bureau
200 E. Main St. • 662.323.3322 • 888.649.8687 • starkville.org
A.B. McKay food research & enology lab
MSU North Farm • 662.325.3011 • msstate.edu
Guided tour allows visitors to see how wine, juices and jellies are produced from local muscadine grapes.
By appointment only.
Aspen bay candle factory1010 Lynn Ln. • 662.323.0929 • aspenbaycandles.comTour the Aspen Bay Candle factory, which is widely acclaimed for their handcrafted candles. See how each candle is carefully hand poured, using the same methods as traditional candle makers of generations past, and is a beautiful piece of Southern craftsmanship that wraps your space in a remarkable fragrance.Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tours by appointment.
Dairy Science Building & Cheese Factory
945 Stone Boulevard • 662.325.3200 • msucheese.com
A guided store showcases the making of Mississippi State University cheese. Cheese products, salsa, peanut butter, peanuts and MSU ice cream are sold in the gift shop.
Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed during regular university holidays. Group tours by appointment
Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum
MSU Hilburn Hall • 662.325.3915 • geosciences.msstate.edu/museum.htm
Rocks, fossils, a triceratops skull and a sabertooth tiger head are among the exhibits. Call to schedule tours, presentations and fossil excursions. By appointment.
john grisham roomMitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University • 662.325.2559 • library.msstate.edu/grisham_roomThe John Grisham Room is a beautifully appointed exhibit, presentation and conference suite on the third floor of Mitchell Memorial Library. The Room was dedicated on May 4, 1998, and provides a place where people may view materials and memorabilia from the writings and achievements of bestselling author, former Mississippi legislator and MSU alumnus John Grisham. Rotating exhibits offer visitors a glimpse into the best-selling author’s creative process.Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Groups of 10 or more, contact in advance.
Mississippi State University museums & GalleriesMSU Welcome Center • 662.325.2323Aquaculture Research Center, Cobb Archaeology Museum, Cheese Factory, Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum, John Grisham Room, MSU Arboretum, MSU Veterans’ Memorial Rose Garden, South Farm, School of Veterinary Medicine, Dunn Seiler Museum.Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. By appointment. Free.
noxubee national wildlife refuge
2970 Bluff Lake Rd. • 662.323.5548 • fws.gov/noxubee
48,000 acres feature fishing, hiking and public hunting land. A haven for waterfowl and occasionally bald eagles.
oktibbeha county heritage museum206 Fellowship St. • 662.323.0211 • oktibbehaheritagemuseum.comEstablished in 1976, the museum is housed in a renovated 1874 Mobile & Ohio railroad depot. The museum offers a rich view of the history and culture of Starkville and Oktibbeha County through a permanent collection of artifacts that provide a window into our community’s bygone era.Tue - Thu, 1- 4 p.m. or by appointment. Free.
1716 Sessums Cir. • 601.324.1509 • reeseorchard.com
Reese Orchard is a family-owned and operated specialty fruit orchard. “U-pick” Oriental persimmons, Asian pears, Aug - Sep; muscadines and scuppernongs, Aug - Oct; and blueberries, Jun - Aug.
Templeton Music Museum
Mississippi State University • Mitchell Memorial Library, Fourth Floor • 662.325.7679 • library.msstate.edu/ragtime
The museum showcases over 22,000 pieces of sheet music, records and musical instruments from the late 1890s and early 1990s.
Mon - Fri. Free.
Jasper County | City Population 2,406
A Stroka Gene-us Alpacas
383 County Road 155 • 716.863.4366 • astrokageneusalpacas.com
Family operated alpaca farm and store. Needle felting, wet felting, knitting on a loom and crocheting demonstrations available. Individual and group tours welcome.
Farm Store, Tue - Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m. Farm, call for times.
Oktibbeha County | City Population 194
Bench Mark Works, LLC
89 Earles Fork Rd. • 662.465.6444 • benchmarkworks.com
Dedicated to pre-1970 motorcycles, enjoy seeing a 1950 Moto Guzzi and a 1952 Vincent. Currently being restored is a rare 1936 BMW R17. Campground facilities available during the bike rally.
Newton County | City Population 2,021
Boler Stagecoach Inn Museum
205 E. Jackson Rd., Hwy. 492, Old Montgomery to Jackson Rd. • 601.635.3160
c. 1856. Historic inn is a National Landmark and a Mississippi State Historical Site. Furnishings and items from the 1830-1920 period, once provided shelter to weary travelers.
Clay County | City Population 11,529
West Point Clay County Growth Alliance - Chamber of Commerce/Tourism
746 E. Broad St. • 662.494.5121 • westpointms.org
Ellis Bridge Civil War Site
Hwy. 50 W • 662.494.5121 • wpnet.org
The battle of Ellis Bridge was fought three miles west of West Point along Chuquatonchee Creek on Feb 21, 1864.
Howlin’ Wolf Museum & Howlin’ Wolf Statue
307 Westbrook St. • 662.295.8361 • wpnet.org
History and artifacts of Howlin’ Wolf and the Black Prairie Region. By appointment. Donations accepted.
Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway National Recreational Trail
Downtown West Point • 662.494.5121 • westpointms.org
Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway is a 3.75-mile paved trail through downtown West Point that links five local parks. Designated as a National Recreational Trail in 2005. Open daily.
Payne Field World War I Training Site
Payne Field Rd. • 662.494.5121 • wpnet.org
Payne Field was used during World War I
to train pilots long before the Air Force was founded in 1947. First airport built in Mississippi. Free. Drive-by.
Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum & Train Depot
210 Depot Dr. • 662.494.8910 • wpnet.org
Exhibits tell the story of an important transportation system in the West Point area and offers a look back in time.
Thu - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment.
WAVERLeY PLANTATION MANSIONWaverley Rd. off Hwy. 50 • 662.494.1399 • 800.327.2686 • wpnet.org/index.php/attractions/waverly_mansionc. 1852. Built by Col. George H. Young of Georgia, Waverley Plantation Mansion is one of America’s most striking architectural structures. Once the site of a 2,000-acre cotton plantation.Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.
Montgomery County | City Population 4,824
Winona Main Street
701 Summit St. • 662.283.4828 • mcedp.ms
Ensign William D. Billingsley Historical marker
Old Middleton Rd. and Mission Rd.
Ensign William Devotie Billingsley was the first Naval aviator to die in a plane crash in the line of duty. A state historical marker commemorates Billingsley's service.
Jefferson davis memorial highway
Passing through Montgomery County is a section of Hwy. 51 known as the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway. Designated in 1913, it runs from Davis' birthplace in Fairview, KY to Davis' last home, Beauvoir, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
200 Recreation Park Dr. • 662.283.4828
Historic cemetery dating back to the 1830s is all that remains of the town of Middleton, which was once considered for the state capitol.
Performing Arts center
2008 Summit St. • 662.283.3750 • mcarts.org
Home of Hill Fire, Mississippi's folk life play, and other events.
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