Yazoo County’s character and its sites of interest are as diverse as its landscape. Its geography ranges from flat Delta fields that seem to reach endlessly to the horizon to gently rolling hills bordered by cliffs and canyons cut in loess bluffs, deposited by the wind over many centuries. Those who have inhabited this mysterious land have each made their mark on the landscape and legend of Yazoo. Yazoo County, Mississippi, is Colorful, Authentic, and Unique…just like you!
Many people plan their visits to Yazoo County around the area’s annual events. But Yazoo County is a great place to visit year-round for anyone who enjoys an off-the-beaten-path adventure. Whether your interests are in family-friendly events and festivals, Civil War history, African American history and heritage, hunting and fishing, or taking in the historical sites and sounds of Yazoo’s communities, your trip on the Yazoo backroads is waiting.
Yazoo County is the birthplace of the unique Bentonia school of blues, home of world championship-winning cuisine, famous literary and political figures, unique art and shopping, and a living history like nowhere else in Mississippi. Yazoo County’s food is definitely something to write home about. With award-winning barbecue, internationally famous Mississippi-made treats, great down-home cooking, and surprising gourmet options at over 30 locally-owned restaurants and eateries, you’re sure to find something to please your taste buds.
Yazoo is home to the oldest library building in Mississippi that is still in use, the oldest juke joint in Mississippi still open daily, and has one of the largest areas to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. Yazoo City’s Town Center Historic District was selected by This Old House Magazine in 2012 as one of the “best old house neighborhoods.” Of course, the legend of the Witch of Yazoo has brought many visitors to Yazoo City’s Glenwood Cemetery, voted in a Huffington Post 2012 poll as the 2nd “Spookiest Cemetery in the US.”