Knowing the name of every person in town may seem like an impossible task, but that’s just because you haven’t visited a small town in Mississippi, the state that is known for its hospitable residents. Take that fact and pair it with towns that have populations of 2,000 or less and you’ll undoubtedly find that towns where “everybody knows everybody” actually exist; here are 15 of the smallest towns in Mississippi that are both wonderful places to call home and perfect day trip destinations.

Life in small-town Mississippi is truly a blessing. What other small towns would you add to this list? These small towns in Mississippi may not be the smallest, but they’re some of the most beautiful.

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What is the most naturally beautiful town in Mississippi?

Because of Mississippi’s diverse landscape, you’ll find countless naturally beautiful towns in Mississippi. Home to the Natchez Trace Parkway, the town of Natchez offers incredible views of the Mississippi River and surrounding scenery. If you’re in southern Mississippi, the Gulf Coast towns like Biloxi are wonderful for spending some time strolling along the beach and splashing away in the waves. And of course, Snow Lake Shores mentioned above deserves a second mention here because even though it may be one of the smallest towns in Mississippi, it’s also one of the most scenic in the state.

Which town in Mississippi has the best restaurants?

If you’ve got a craving for BBQ, then you need to make your way over to Tupelo, Mississippi. This Mississippi town is known for being the birthplace of Elvis Presley, but it’s also home to some of the best BBQ in Mississippi. While there are certainly other restaurants in Tupelo, you’ll run into way more BBQ joints than anywhere else. Roll up your sleeves and dig in!

What is the oldest town in Mississippi?

Ocean Springs is the oldest town in Mississippi and one of the most beautiful towns to visit, too. The coastal town was founded in 1699 by French explorers and was originally called Fort Maurepas. The name Ocean Springs was adopted in 1854 when many believed the town’s local springs held healing powers. Once a thriving railroad town, today Ocean Springs is a historically charming town filled with museums, restaurants, and a thriving art scene.