Saturday, January 21, 2012

Columbus, Mississippi

While visiting my family in Alabama recently, I took a day trip to Columbus, Mississippi.  Only an hour away, the countryside was beautiful and peaceful, even in the wintertime.

Not knowing very much about Columbus, I did a little research and found that it has the second largest collection of Antebellum homes (after Natchez) in the state.  The town sits above the Tombigbee River, and many of these homes have cupolas with views of both the town and the river.  The homes also have names, and they are displayed on front yard signs. I fell in love with Riverview (conveniently for sale).I could hardly stand it when I found out that it's being sold fully furnished, with the original furnishings!
 Two greyhound statues grace the front sidewalk.

Front porches and rocking chairs are the norm in this town.  Iced tea, anyone?

Columbus is also the birthplace of playwright Tennessee Williams. The original house was moved downtown, and now serves as the town's Welcome Center.  I wonder what Tennessee would've thought of that!

Downtown is very clean and brightly painted.

Even the industrial areas were nice and neat!

Columbus is also the home of the Mississippi University of Women.

I'm ready to go back and spend more time in Columbus...maybe in the spring or early summer.  I'm sure it'll be gorgeous when it's in full bloom.


  1. Great job of capturing the old charm of Columbus. My first newspaper job was there with the Dispatch in 1959.
    A Winfield Native.

  2. Glad you got to go over to Columbus. Loved the tour. Great pics.