DescriptionSettled in the 18th century, Woodville was incorporated into the Mississippi Territory in 1811. Overlooking the Mississippi River from a high hill 19 miles west is the town of Fort Adams. A fort built there in 1799 was the setting for Edward Everett Hale's 1863 novel “The Man Without a Country.”
The Woodville Deer and Wildlife Festival, held the second Saturday in October, celebrates the town's cultural and artistic heritage. Local artisans demonstrate crafts like wooden spoon carving and pine needle basket making. The Wild Game Cook-off spotlights creative ways of preparing duck, alligator, venison and wild hog, and area musicians offer a menu of blues, rock and gospel. The festivities take place at downtown's Courthouse Square. Admission is $5; free (ages 0-4). For additional information phone (601) 888-3998.
Self-guiding toursMany of Woodville's antebellum houses and churches are open to the public. A brochure that outlines a walking tour and lists historic structures is available from the Woodville Civic Club, P.O. Box 1055, Woodville, MS 39669; phone (601) 888-3998. The brochure also is available at the Mississippi State Welcome Center, 853 US 61S; phone (601) 888-4463.
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