Grenada to Oxford

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Pre-Mississippi History

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  • If you drew a line diagonally from the northwest to the southeast corner of Yalobusha, you’d have you old Native land border. The Chickasaw Nation to the north;  the Choctaw Nation to the south.

Calhoun County

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Dining

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Things to See and Do

Local Info and History


Calhoun: est. 1852, pop. 14,962

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Big Creek: pop. 154

Bruce: pop. 1,939

Calhoun City: pop. 1774

Derma: pop. 1,025

Pittsboro: (CS) pop. 202

Slate Springs: pop. 110

Vardaman: pop. 1,316

Grenada County

Local Info and History


The County: est. 1870; pop. 21,906

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The Town: (CS) pop. 13,092

Lafayette County

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Dining

Dining 


Things to See and Do

  • Rowan Oak
  • The Oxford Square
  • The University of Mississippi: Catch any Ole Miss game and tailgate in the grove if you happen to catch it in football season

Local Info and History 


Lafayette: est. 1836; pop. 47,351

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Abbeville: pop. 419

Oxford: (CS) pop. 18,916

Taylor: pop. 322

Panola County

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Dining

Lodging 

Things to See and Do

  • The bridge that Billie Joe McAlister jumped off was elsewhere, and it collapsed in 1972. This one resembles it, and has a "Tallahatchie River" sign for all-important I-was-aspirationally-there photo verification. It's on highway 278, and it‘s in no way my fault if you get run over by a car. 


Local Info and History 

Panola: est. 1836; pop. 34,707

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Batesville: (CS) pop. 7,463

Courtland: pop. 1,310

Crenshaw: pop. 916

Sardis: pop. 2,038

Yalobusha County

Local Info and History


Yalobusha: est. 1834; pop. 12,678

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Coffeeville: (CS) pop. 905

Oakland: pop. 527

Tillatoba: pop. 91

Water Valley: (CS) pop. 3,392