Mississippi got its name from the famous river that runs through the United States and spills from the state and into the Gulf Coast. Mississippi is popular amongst music and culture fanatics as they’re thrilled with the state’s unique sub-cultures, such as the Delta Blues music genre. This music was spawned from the Mississippi Delta region over a hundred years ago. While the Blues have been traced to a number of different locations, the Delta area is by far one of the historically richest.
The oldest Mississippi city, Natchez, is one of the most notable sites to explore for history buffs. This city sits at the end of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Nearby is the famous Indian Emerald Ceremonial Mound, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mississippi also features a number of notable Civil War Battlegrounds. It’s home to Vicksburg, Brices Cross Roads, and the Tupelo National Battlefield. These sites gather swarms of tourists and Civil War buffs each year, where they sometimes retrace the steps of soldiers on the battlefield and even reenact the battles.
Elvis Presley was born in Mississippi, which is unbeknownst to many, seeing as he gained most of his fame in Nashville. Two very well-known 20th century Southern fiction writers were also from Mississippi: William Faulkner and Eudora Welty.
One major industry in Mississippi that’s mostly unique to the state is catfish. Most of the farmed and harvested catfish in the United States come from Mississippi. Catfish farming is actually one of the most lucrative ways for locals to earn a living.
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Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi
Doug Jumper , Jumper Realty & Associates
Pelahatchie, Rankin County, Mississippi
Sheila Simmons , Century 21 Maselle & Assoc
Poplarville, Pearl River County, Mississippi
Laura Holliday , Holliday Real Estate
Flora, Madison County, Mississippi
John Rea , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gateway Real Estate
Hattiesburg, Lamar County, Mississippi
SANDY WRIGHT , RE/MAX Real Estate Partners
Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi
Bill Anton , Anton Realty & Appraisals, Inc.
Florence, Rankin County, Mississippi
Caleb Monk , EXP Realty
Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi
Lauren Bynum , KW ELITE Keller Williams Realty
Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi
Patricia Cooper , PATRICIA COOPER Real Estate
Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi
Cheryl Johnson , Latter & Blum (228) 388-4430