An Outdoor Enthusiast Paradise
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Tishomingo County, Mississippi
holds a special place in the history of Northeast Mississippi.

Tishomingo County is referred to as the Gateway into Mississippi due to its location in the extreme northeast corner of the state. It is home to museums, the Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway, Pickwick Lake, the famous Battle of Iuka, historic neighborhoods, churches and cemeteries, plus musical icon, Mac McAnally, and much more. Cultural heritage sites abound throughout the county. Tishomingo County is truly a gateway into the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area.

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VISIT. PLAY. STAY in historic Tishomingo County, Mississippi!
Recreation/Festivals
RECREATION/FESTIVALS
Tishomingo County is known for its natural beauty. Our two state parks, more than 50,000 acres of lakes and Woodall Mt. (the highest point in MS) are only a few of the opportunities that await the outdoor enthusiast. Charming towns host annual festivals and events throughout the year. An antique car shows, arts crafts, entertainment, games, food and fellowship make each festival a memorable event for the entire family. MORE...
Culture/History
CULTURE/HISTORY
Tishomingo County was once the Marriage Capital of the South. Numerous couples came to the old Tishomingo County Courthouse to “tie the knot,” due to marriage license requirements being so easy. Tishomingo County is extremely rich with historical and cultural stories. Historical homes, the Battle of Iuka and other Civil War skirmishes, historical cemeteries, museums, state parks, stately old buildings and historical markers celebrate the romance and keep the memories of a bygone era alive. The resources found on these pages are only glimpses into our rich history and illustrate not only why people of many cultures converged here, but how they changed the world.
Live/Retire
A RETIREMENT HAVEN
Tishomingo County is a low cost retirement haven.  According to Kiplinger, Mississippi ranked #4 as the most tax-friendly state for retirees.  Retirees do not pay income tax on retirement income.  Social security income is not taxed, regardless of total income.