Small towns in Mississippi offer some of the most intriguing features from history to shopping and delicious dining. Fans of classic TV will surely remember Andy Griffith and the charming community of Mayberry. And while it may be a fictitious town that exists only in our TV sets, there are plenty of charming towns like Mayberry all over Mississippi. Here are 11 prime examples.

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Have you been to any of these charming towns? What other places would you add to this list? Tell us in the comments section!

Take a day trip and consult our handy Road Trip Snacks List for some ideas. If you’re interested in tours around Mississippi, check out the Viator website. And if you want another small town to visit, check out Pass Christian.

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Charming Towns In Mississippi

What are some of the best charming towns in Mississippi?

  • Madison: One reason folks visit this lovely town is for the historic homes and businesses, including the Madison Station Botanic Garden at the Montgomery Estate. Located in another historic building, the Madison Square Center for the Arts celebrates education and cultural programming in the heart of downtown.
  • Brookhaven: This is another historical town where folks can learn through educational opportunities and displays at the Lincoln County Historical and Jewish Heritage Museum and the Military Memorial Museum.
  • Corinth: Civil War history fans will find this town intriguing. Folks can visit the Corinth Contraband Camp, which was established to accommodate formerly enslaved people and allowed approximately 6,000 of them to establish their individual identities.
  • Rolling Fork: This lovely farm town holds some memories about President Theodore Roosevelt. It seems in 1902, he visited Rolling Bear to hunt bears. According to the story, Roosevelt refused to shoot an injured bear — and the Teddy Bear was born!

Where are the best farmers' markets in Mississippi?

  • Mississippi Farmers Market (Jackson): Enjoy live entertainment, restaurants, and fresh, local produce at this 18,000-square-foot market with 32 stalls located near the fairgrounds. From persimmons to butter beans, this place has it.
  • Ocean Springs Fresh Market (Ocean Springs): This lovely place is based on the great European food and plant markets. It showcases and supports plants and flowers, fruits and vegetables, and other foods by small regional producers. Come out and support the community while stocking your fridge with some of the freshest foods around.