North Mississippi

Note: All “Top 3” suggestions below are nominated by the Mississippi Obscura Community. We update these regularly, so if you want to nominate a local business or spot, join our Mississippi Obscura Community group on Facebook, click the “Our Top Three” category, and vote for what’s available.

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Pizza Palace (Bruce)

Ram Shack (Vardaman)

T&V BBQ (Calhoun City)


Cart Barn Inn (Bruce)

Things to See and Do

The Black Rubber Goliath Humanoid 

near the Bruce Cemetery.

The Sweet Potato Capital (Vardaman)

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

From Calhoun City to Vardaman

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Blind Pig (Oxford)

Proud Larry’s (Oxford)

Taylor Grocery (Taylor)


Willowdale Farm (Oxford)

Things to See and Do

Rowan Oak (Oxford)

The Oxford Square (Oxford)

Colleges and Universities

The University of Mississippi (Oxford)

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

The Confederate Cemetery

A Depot in Oxford

Faulkner and Rowan Oak

Enrolling at Ole Miss

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Como Steakhouse  (Como)

Square Cafe (Batesville)

Windy City Grill (Como)


Como Inn (Como)

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

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Crawdad Hole Jr. (WV)

The Trusty Diner (WV)

Yalobusha Brewing (WV)


The Herron House (Oakland)

The Lee House (WV)

Things to See and Do

Casey Jones Museum (WV)

Enid Lake (Enid)

George P Cossar SP (Oakland)

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

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