Mississippi

Up from the Mississippi Mud: Friars Point and the Delta Blues

Friars Point, Mississippi

Friars Point still stands as testament to the good things that can rise from hard times

Architectural Grace for Rent

Starkville, Mississippi

The Cotton District of Starkville, Mississippi, where designer/builder/landlord Dan Camp was doing the best of New Urban design before New Urbanism had a name.

16 of the South’s Most Beautiful Churches: Part One

Mobile, AL; Little Rock, AR; St. Augustine, FL; Macon, GA; Covington, KY; New Orleans, LA

Worshiping with marble and arches, stained glass and steeples, Southern believers state by state have a glorious heritage in ecclesiastical architecture

From Athens to Zephyr: All the Greek-Named Cities of the South (Part Four)

Corinth, Kentucky; Corinth, Mississippi; Corinth, Texas; Corinth, Arkansas

Like their Grecian namesake, the communities named Corinth in the American South often have a history of being first at something—or at least second or third

From Athens to Zephyr: All the Greek-Named Cities of the South (Part Two)

Sparta, GA; Sparta, KY; Sparta, MS; Sparta, TN; Sparta, VA; Sparta, NC; Spartanburg, SC

Seven Spartas dot the South, and each one has its own story of that indomitable spartan spirit

16 of the Prettiest Spots in the South (Part One)

Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia

The first in a three-part series exploring state by state some of the best the South has to offer in pretty places

Black Traditions in the Architecture of the South

Gainesville, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana

The architectural traditions of the American black community is a fascinating part of our collective history

Would You Please Spell That? Interesting Place Names in the South

All 16 States of the South

Like so many other places, the South is full of thousands of curious, crazy, hard-to-spell, and sometimes downright hilarious place names. Here are a few favorites.

Angel Tree of Bay St. Louis

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Trees, angels, hurricanes, rescue—this unique and beautiful work of art has quite a tale to tell

The Legend of the Black Panther

Montgomery, Alabama

Are there giant black cats roaming around Alabama?

The Unvanquished

Oxford, Mississippi

Undoubtedly the best introduction to Faulkner’s literary world—and his best telling of the Southern story

Down in the Delta: Greenwood, Mississippi

Greenwood, Mississippi

Take a day or two to discover this charming Delta town

7-Song History of the Fiddle in the South

The South has a unique claim to the fiddle and its ever-evolving contributions, and here are 7 songs to prove it

Meet Meridian, Mississippi

Meridian, Mississippi

Take a day trip to this Mississippi city to explore its impressive musical heritage and get a glimpse of a million-dollar guitar

Best Beach Bites in Orange Beach/Gulf Shores

Orange Beach, Alabama; Gulf Shores, Alabama

Dig your toes out of the sugar-white sand and dig into the dishes at these Alabama coastal faves

100 Years and Counting: Historic Restaurants of the South (Part 1)

Middleburg, VA; Bardstown, KY; Arrow Rock, MO; New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX, Potomac, MD; Meridian, MS

In business for no less than a century, these dining venues are where history meets the culinary world

Blue Yodeler: The Life of Jimmie Rodgers

Meridian, Mississippi

The “Father of Country Music,” Jimmie Rodgers reached way down deep into the hearts of Americans with his songs about the twists and turns, blessings and curses, of life