DescriptionBy 1850 Aberdeen was a major port, shipping cotton from a large part of northern Mississippi and selling goods from the east and south. Cotton prosperity continued into the early part of the 20th century, with trains replacing steamboats as freight carriers.
During that time merchants and plantation owners competed with one another to build and furnish the most impressive house in the area. As a result, the town offers fine examples of various architectural styles; several houses are open to the public by appointment year-round. Also of interest is the Old Aberdeen and Odd Fellows Cemetery at the corner of Whitfield and Poplar streets, which contains a number of Civil War-era headstones.
Scenic Blue Bluff Recreation Area is on the 4,000-acre Aberdeen Lake section of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. One mile north off US 45, this 55-acre site offers boating, camping, fishing, hiking and hunting.
Visitor InfoAberdeen Visitors Bureau 204 E. Commerce St. ABERDEEN, MS 39730. Phone:(662)369-9440
Self-guiding toursThe visitors bureau offers an illustrated pamphlet and free audio CD for a historic Architectural Driving Tour that includes more than 50 restored properties, from antebellum cottages to ornate Victorians.
Things to SeeThe Magnolias