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Yazoo County 10 Can’t-Miss Spots

10 Must-See Spots in Yazoo County, Mississippi Many people plan their visits to Yazoo County around our annual events. But Yazoo County is a great place to visit year-round for anyone who enjoys an off-the-beaten-path adventure, blues, architecture, shopping, ghost stories, outdoor activities including fishing and hunting, historic sites, natural wonders, or delicious food. Located just 35 miles north of the Mississippi capital of Jackson, Yazoo County is your first stop for a taste of the hospitality, culture, and unique stories that can only be found in the Mississippi Delta. Blue Front Cafe The oldest juke joint in Mississippi that is still in daily operation – possibly in the world – is located in the town of Bentonia in southern Yazoo County. The Blue Front Cafe was opened in 1948 by Mary and Carey Holmes and in its heyday was the spot for workers coming in from the fields for


Yazoo County’s Blue Front Cafe and Glenwood Cemetery Make Top 40 List of Places to Visit in the Mississippi Delta!

Two Yazoo County attractions included in the recently published “Top 40 Places to Visit in the Mississippi Delta” The Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi, opened in 1948, making it the oldest juke joint in Mississippi that is still in operation. The site draws thousands of blues fans from all over the world each year to the tiny town of Bentonia to hear the ‘real-deal blues’ from owner and operator Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, the last of the Bentonia blues men. Yazoo City’s Glenwood Cemetery, a favorite stop for visitors to the area of all ages, includes the grave of the infamous “Witch of Yazoo,” as well as a mass Confederate grave. The Cemetery took home the title of runner-up in a 2012 poll on HuffPost Travel of the “Spookiest Cemetery in the US.” Perhaps most significant, Glenwood is the final resting place of the famed Mississippi author whose tales of


Saying, “Hi,” to the FAM!

Mississippi Welcome Center FAM Tour group stops in Yazoo A group of Mississippi Welcome Center employees stopped by our Visitors Center on Tuesday on their way to a FAM Tour in the North Mississippi Delta. FAM Tours, or Familiarization Tours,  are an integral part of tourism in Mississippi.  Welcome Center employees learn about the varied offerings for tourists and travelers in areas all across the state by taking a close-up look at the area, led by the folks who know the area best. In 2011, a group of about 30 Mississippi Welcome Center employees came to Yazoo County and took a 3-day FAM Tour. Their stops included: Bobby Rico Knives and Greg Harkins Woodworks in Vaughan, both members of the Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild; Emmaus Retreat Center at No Mistake Plantation in Satartia; the historic Blue Front Cafe, home of the Bentonia Blues Festival, in Bentonia; Wells Ranch, a 250-acre working


Join us on the #YazooBackroads

 Follow along as we explore the backroads of Yazoo County, Mississippi! The winding and mysterious backroads of Yazoo County, the largest county in Mississippi, are full of hidden treasures, breathtaking views of the Mississippi delta and the loess bluffs, and people and places you won’t soon forget.  We’re taking you with us! If you’re stuck at your desk behind a computer screen, dreaming of someplace warm or colorful, or just curious about what mysteries await you in Yazoo County, be sure to check out the #YazooBackroads posts on Tagboard below.  Discover the blues, people, food, scenery and adventure that awaits you in Yazoo County, Mississippi!     Check out our #YazooBackroads posts through Tagboard! View all of our #YazooBackroads posts from Instagram, Facebook and Twitter on one page!  


The Legend of the Witch of Yazoo

The Witch of Yazoo Located in the middle of the historic section of Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City’s public cemetery, is a grave surrounded by chain links known as, “The Witch’s Grave”. The legend of the Witch of Yazoo became famous in Willie Morris’ book, Good Old Boy published in 1971. This story is an example of the unusual folklore surrounding Yazoo County. Many have pointed out that the grave and the legend were there long before Morris was born, and that the chain had been broken for a long time. According to the legend, the old woman lived on the Yazoo River, and was caught torturing fishermen who she lured in off the river.  The sheriff is said to have chased her through the swamps where she was half drowned in quicksand by the time the sheriff caught up with her.  As she was sinking, she swore her revenge on


Yazoo City Historic Homes and Churches Tours

Walk or Drive one of these tours through Yazoo City. Antebellum, Queen Anne and Victorian architecture in the historic business and residential district. Yazoo City’s Town Center Historic District was selected by This Old House Magazine as one of the 2012″Best Old House Neighborhoods.”  View the listing online here. Below you can download PDF format guides of our historic homes tour and our historic churches tour.  These tours cam be made any time of the year and can be walked or driven.  Keep in mind that these are private residences which are not open to the public.  Please view from the street or sidewalk. bring those points Yazoo City Historic Homes Walking or Driving Tour http://stonehenge-sc.com/wwwdata/ Yazoo City Historic Churches Tour


Yazoo Blues Trail Map

Use this map to easily locate the Mississippi Blues Trail markers in Yazoo County, OR download the iPhone app from iTunes! View Yazoo County Blues Trail in a larger map


Yazoo County Multi-Day FAM Tour

Yazoo County, Mississippi Day 1 9:00 am Leave Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau office and visitor center in Yazoo City, Mississippi 10:00 am Arrive in Vaughn, MS area Rico Knives -4751 Hwy 432, Vaughan, MS 39179 Harkins Chairs -3808 Bend Road, Vaughan, MS 39179 Oak Grove AME Church – 8722 Hwy 16 E, Benton, MS 39039 Blue Front Café – 107 E. Railroad Ave, Bentonia, MS 39040 Blues Markers (Bentonia, MS) – Hwy 433 Between Benton and Bentonia, Blue Front Cafe, and corner of Hwy 433 and Hwy 49N 1:30 pm Depart for Satartia, MS Tour Emmaus Retreat Center – 5602 Hwy 3, Satartia, MS 39162 Box lunches from local restaurant 3:00 pm Depart for Yazoo City – Check in at local hotel 6:30 pm Dinner – Restaurant of choice Day 2 10:00 am Leave hotel for tour of Yazoo City, MS Tale of Witch of Yazoo – Glenwood


Wells Ranch Tour

9:00     Leave for Wells Ranch payday loan on phoneprotection than credit 9:30     Arrive at Wells Ranch Introduction of Animals: (Feed and Pet small animals) best payday cash advance lenders Introduction to Large Animals: ( Feed or Pet larger animals) Optional: (Fishing or Guided Horse Rides or Hay Rides, etc.) Cleanup Break 12:00 Lunch in Pavillion at Wells Ranch 1:00 End of Tour   Other Attractions Available: Tour Downtown Historic District ( Walk or Drive Tour) Shopping available Tour at the Triangle Cultural Center – Sam Olden Historical Museum, and Duke Carter Antique Tool Museum. Tour Oakes African American Cultural Museum Greg Harkins Woodworks ( Chair maker for the Presidents)-Admission Glendood Cemetery – Hear the Story of our Legendary Witch read by Local Story Teller dressed in Costume and view the gravesite of Willie Morris author Good Old Boy and My Dog Skip.


Yazoo County Tour

Full Day tour with Overnight Stay 10:00 Arrive at the Triangle Cultural Center Tour Sam Olden Historical Museum and the Duke Carter Antique Tool Museum 11:00 Leave for Glenwood Cemetery Hear the Story of the Witch read by local Story Teller, visit Willie Morris’s grave site and select historic grave sites. Drive by Willie Morris’s Childhood Home 12:00 Lunch (Group Choice – sack-lunch on lawn, choice of local restaurant, etc.) 1:00 Tour Downtown Historic District (Walk or Drive Tour) Shopping available. 2:30 Tour Oakes African American Cultural Museum 3:00 Agricultural Tour – See cotton, soybeans, corn, milo, and catfish farms (varies by season). We will visit a cotton gin and drive by beautiful Wolf and Broad Lakes. ADMISSION REQUIRED 4:30 Leave for Yazoo City 5:00 Check in at Hotel 6:00 Meet for Dinner 7:30 Leave for Blue Front Café 8:00 Hear Live Entertainment performed by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes / Local Artist


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Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 186
110 N Jerry Clower Blvd, Suite S
Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194
Toll Free: (800) 381-0662
Phone: (662) 746-1815
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