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The most photographed area in the community and a model for "New Urbanism", this district was formerly a collection of row houses and shanties associated with the neighborhood cotton mill. This district is now filled with award-winning, brightly colored buildings evocative of Savannah, Charleston and New Orleans. Capture the flavor of the Deep South with a stroll through the historic Cotton District, nationally known as the model for new urbanism
University Dr.
Starkville, MS
Phone: 662.323.3322

Elvis Statue

Placed in honor of Elvis Presley, Tupelo’s most famous native son, this larger than life statue was placed to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Elvis’ death in August, 2012.  It faces east toward his birthplace with Tupelo City Hall over his left shoulder and the Tupelo Hardware (where Gladys bought Elvis’ first guitar) over his right shoulder.


Fairpark District – 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, MS 38804
Email: visittupelo@tupelo.net


Stop by the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center and pick up your walking tour brochure. The welcome center is your starting point.
300 Main St.
Columbus, MS 39403
Phone: 662.329.1191
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Tour our five historic districts that tell the story of Starkville: Old Main Historic District, Greensboro Historic District, Overstreet Historic District, Nash Street Historic District, and The Cotton District.
200 E. Main St.
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.323.3322
Fax: 662.323.5815
Toll-Free: 800.649.8687
Admission: Free
Visitors to this charming town, established in 1850, will enjoy their stay with abundant shopping opportunities, great dining, and much more.
Bankhead Street and Main Street Historic Downtown
New Albany, MS 38652
Phone: 662.534.3438
Toll-Free: 888.534.8332
Admission: Free
Tour Lafayette County Courthouse, City Hall and national historic landmarks. Brochure available from the Oxford CVB.
415 South Lamar Blvd.
Oxford, MS 38655
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Approximately 300 buildings and homes listed in National Register.
Main St. and surrounding area
Okolona, MS 38860
Phone: 662.447.5913
Fax: 662.447.0254
Admission: Free

Located between Hwy 305, Old Hwy 78, and Goodman Road, Old Towne has quietly become a major center for gifts, collectibles and antiques; as well as the location for one of the county's best outdoor concert series. Enjoy a half-mile walking trail through Old Towne. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce or Old Towne Main Street office to pick up a map that illustrate historical sites within the city.

Pigeon Roost Plaza
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Phone: 901.517.2396
Admission: Free

Tour includes Pontotoc County Courthouse, c. 1915, three churches, c. 1914-1915, and historic homes dating from 1836. Confederate Square is a hub for county and city business.
109 North Main St.
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Phone: 662.489.5042
Fax: 662.489.5263
Admission: Free

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