Central Mississippi

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Pre-Mississippi History

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The Choctaw Nation

The Natchez Trace

Local Info and History 

Attala: est. 1833; pop. 19,564

Choctaw: est. 1833; pop. 8,547

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Ackerman: pop. 1,510

Ethel: pop. 418

French Camp: pop. 174

Kosciusko: (CS) pop. 7,402

McCool: pop. 135

Sallis: pop. 134

Weir: pop. 459

French Camp

The History of Kosciusko

Laura Kelly’s Crying Statue

Lucille Rimmer Johnson

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Carmack Fish House & Steak (Vaiden)

Guy’s Catfish and Steakhouse (Vaiden)

Tutti’s on Main (North Carrollton)

Things to See and Do

The Grave of the Lady in Red (Lexington)

Holmes County State Park (Durant)

The Merrill Museum (Carrollton)

Local Info and History 

Carroll: est. 1833; pop. 10,597

Holmes: est. 1833; pop. 19,198

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Carrollton: (CS) pop. 190

Cruger: pop. 449

Durant: pop. 2675

Goodman: pop. 1,38

Lexington: (CS) pop. 1,731

North Carrollton: pop. 473

Pickens: pop. 1,136

Tchula: pop. 2,096

Vaiden: (CS) pop. 734

West: pop. 185

The History of Lexington

Franklin Church

Coila, a Place where Panthers Come

Carrollton: Restored, not Renovated

Acona: A Church, a School, a Graveyard

The Lady in Red 

Casey Jones’ Final Run through Holmes

Local Info and History 

Montgomery: est. 1872; pop. 10,925

Webster: est. 1873; pop. 10,253

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Duck Hill: pop. 732

Eupora, pop. 2,197

Kilmichael: pop. 830

Mathiston, pop. 698

Winona: (CS) pop. 5,482