The Central Hills

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Regional History 

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The Natchez Trace

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Council House Cafe (French Camp)

Frenchie’s on the Go (Kosciusko)

Pap’s Place (Ackerman)


French Camp B&B (French Camp)

Maple Terrace Inn (Kosciusko)

Things to See and Do

Choctaw Lake (Ackerman)

French Camp Village (French Camp)

Jeff Busby Park (Ackerman)

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 Historic Village

The Four Centers of Choctaw County

The History of Kosciusko

Laura Kelly’s Crying Statue

Lucille Rimmer Johnson

An Old Hotel in Ackerman

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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)

Evergreen Cemetery (North Carrollton)

The Merrill Museum (Carrollton)

Colleges and Universities

Holmes CC (Goodman)

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 

Tchula and the Eastern Delta Bluff Line

Casey Jones’ Final Run through Holmes

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333 Restaurant (Grenada)

Jack and Rips (Grenada)

Spencer’s Dairy Kream (Grenada)


Lofts on the Square (Grenada)

Things to See and Do

Grenada Lake (Grenada)

Hugh White State Park (Grenada)

Local Info and History

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

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The Town: (CS) pop. 13,092

Grenada: A Marriage of Two Towns

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Larry’s in Eupora (Eupora)

Small Time Hot Dogs (Winona)

Wade’s Place (Eupora)

Things to See and Do

Chief Duck Statue (Duck Hill)

Old Mountain Adventures (Winona)

White’s Creek Lake (Eupora)

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

Cumberland and East Webster High

Winona: The Crossroads of N. Mississippi

The Railroad Chooses Early Grove (Eupora)

From Mantee to Montpelier

WGRM and a Boy Named Riley

The North MS Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Old Mountain Outdoor Adventures