Mississippi Towns

National Register Listings, 2018

Last year saw seven new Mississippi places listed on the National Register, ranging from an African American public library to a post-World War II Jewish temple, two architecturally significant houses, and a church in Neshoba County that may or may not be nationally significant.

Mississippi Landmarks 2018

Our second “2018 Highlights” lists the historic properties that were designated as Mississippi Landmarks by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2018. The Mississippi Landmark designation isn’t the same as National Register listing, and to read about the… Read More ›

Head Out on the Highway: U.S. 45

Coming out of the foothills of the Tennessee River in the northeastern corner of the State, U.S. Highway 45 traverses the rich Black Prairie Belt and the historic and beautiful towns of Aberdeen and Columbus, both of which sponsor annual pilgrimages for the benefit of downsouth travelers.

Head Out on the Highway: Miss. 15

Today’s post is the tenth in our reprint of the 1941 publication Mississippi Tourist Guide, which focused on the many attractions along Mississippi’s newly paved highways. (Check out the Intro if you missed it.) Dropping down straight through the predominantly rural sections… Read More ›

News from Natchez

Last week several news stories from Natchez popped into my inbox, both of which contain good news for two iconic, and fire ravaged buildings. Firstly, after sixteen years, the Natchez Preservation Commission is moving forward with a legal battle to save… Read More ›