Oakes African-American Cultural Center

The Oakes House was home to the Oakes family for almost 125 years. Today it houses the Oakes African-American Cultural Center, where visitors can take a glimpse into the lives and heritage of an outstanding African-American family.   The Oakes Family Home Its History and Legacy The Oakes family moved from South Carolina to Yazoo City in 1853 after John Oakes bought the freedom of his wife Mary and her two children. In 1866 the family purchased a lot with a one-room structure that would remain the home of members of the Oakes family until 1989. By 1930, the one-room structure had grown to the regal two-story home that stands today. gambling loan sharks The careful restoration of the Oakes House, which occurred during the 1990s, preserved the uniqueness of the construction and it is now listed on the Mississippi and the National Register of Historic Places. The house has

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We had a BLAST!

We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out last Thursday, January 17, to celebrate the grand opening of our new office and visitor center.  Special thanks to Tom’s on Main, Ubon’s Barbeque of Yazoo, and Cafe 7 for donating door prizes.  We also wish to thank McDade’s Market, catering services by Cafe 7, Discount Package Liquor, and Good Hope General Merchandise for their support of this event. Check out a few photos below from the event, or visit our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YazooCVB to see more! 2013 is going to be an outstanding year for tourism in Yazoo County, Mississippi – and everyone you see in these photos has a hand in making that happen.  Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. -Tonja, Shanitra, Dawn and Genie Yazoo County CVB Staff [srizonfbalbum id=1]

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Happy New Year from Yazoo County CVB!

Happy New Year! WOW! What a year 2012 has been for Yazoo County, Mississippi! We brought the family out to historic downtown Yazoo City for the 8th annual Jerry Clower Festival, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Bentonia Blues Festival in the place where it all began, we brought the best of the best in Memphis style BBQ from all over the US to Yazoo City for the 2nd annual Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival, we were honored by the state tourism office with an award for CVB of the Year in our budget category, and so much more! It’s been a remarkable year for Yazoo County, and we know even more fun and excitement is in store for our visitors in 2013! Take a look at some media highlights from 2012: Yazoo City’s Glenwood Cemetery, home of the “witch’s grave,” chosen as the Second Spookiest cemetery

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New Site!

Thanks for visiting the all new website of the Yazoo County CVB!  Please be patient with us as we add our wealth of information about Yazoo County sites and attractions.  For more information, please call our office at 800-381-0662. We hope you will come ‘Soak up some Yazoo’ soon!

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G.A. Carmichael Community Forum 2017

Community Forum 2017 with G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center’s Chief Executive Officer Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. GA Carmichael Family Health Center 1547 Jerry Clower Blvd Yazoo City, MS 39194   Dr. James L. Coleman, Jr., invites you to come out and share your concerns, issues, and changes that matter to you in moving GA forward in “Operational Excellence.” It takes a team to accomplish “operational Excellence” and working together we can make GA a Patient-Centered Medical Home for YOU! For more information, please call 601-859-5213

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