The Pine Belt

image1

Note: All “Top 3” suggestions below are nominated by you, the Mississippi Obscura Community. We update these regularly, so if you want to nominate a local business or spot, Contact Us. Tell us the location name and town, and we’ll count your vote.


- - -

Pre-Mississippi History

- - -

The Choctaw Nation

The Treaty Mount Dexter

Highway 84 & St. Stephens

Greene & Wayne Counties

- Our Top Three -


Dining

Cooley’s Backstreet Burgers

Huff and Puff Smokehouse

Mississippi Fried Chicken


Things to See

The Chickasawhay River

The Lighthouse on the Chickasawhay: Directions

Maynor Creek Water Park

- Local Info and History -


Greene: est. 1811; pop. 14,440

Wayne: est. 1809; pop. 20,747

- - - 

Leakesville: (CS) pop. 898

McLain, pop. 441

State Line, pop. 566

Waynesboro, pop. 5,043


State Line and the Lighthouse on the Chickasawhay

The Buckatunna Train Heist

The Law & the Lawless in Leakesville

The Haunting of Waynesboro-Shubuta Road

The Bicycle Bandit

The Hattiesburg Area

- Local Info and History -

 

Forrest: est. 1906; pop. 74,934

Lamar: est. 1904; pop. 55,658

Perry: est. 1820; pop. 12,250

- - - 

Beaumont, pop. 977

Hattiesburg: (CS) pop. 45,989

Lumberton, pop. 2,228

New Augusta, (CS) pop. 715

Petal: pop. 10,454

Purvis, (CS) pop. 2,164

Richton, pop. 1,068

Sumrall, pop. 1,005


The Hub City (1880-1899)

A Postcard from Camp Shelby

Jones & Covington Counties

- Local Info and History -


Covington: est. 1819; pop. 19,568

Jones: est. 1826; pop. 67,761

- - -

Collins: (CS) pop. 2,586

Ellisville: (CS) pop. 4,488

Laurel: (CS) pop. 18,548

Mount Olive, pop. 982

Sandersville: pop. 789

Seminary, pop. 314

Soso: pop. 408


A Disagreement 155 Years Strong

The History of Laurel

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art 

Lelia Rogers: Beyond Lauren and How She Never Forgot Our Laurel

The Crossroads of the Pine Belt

Regarding Mount Olive...

Lincoln and Pike Counties

- Local Info and History -

 

Lincoln: est. 1870; pop. 34,869

Pike:  est. 1815; pop. 40,404 

- - -

Bogue Chitto: pop. 522

Brookhaven: (CS) pop. 12,520

Magnolia: pop. 2,420

McComb: (CS) pop. 13,644

The Pearl River Region

- Our Top Three -


Dining

Cowboy Jim’s Riverside Restaurant

Joe Watts Smoking Grill

Southern Fried Rabbit


Places to Stay

Corner Oaks


Things to See and Do

Downtown Columbia

The Grave of Sylvester Magee: The Last Living Slave and Union Soldier...? Directions

Red Bluff: Directions

- Local Info and History -


Jefferson Davis:  est. 1906; pop. 12,487

Lawrence:  est. 1814; pop. 12,929 

Marion: est. 1811; pop. 27,088

Walthall:  est. 1912; pop. 15,443 

- - - 

Bassfield, pop. 228

Columbia: (CS) pop. 6,603

Monticello: (CS) pop. 1,571

New Hebron: pop. 447

Prentiss: (CS) pop. 1,158

Silver Creek: pop. 209

Tylertown: (CS) pop. 1,910


 

The History of Tylertown

The Haunting of China Grove Church

A Visit to Marion County

A Closer Look at Sylvester Magee

Columbia Celebrates 200

The History of Monticello

The History of Silver Creek

The History of Prentiss