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Good Hope General Merchandise

Good Hope General Merchandise 809 Jerry Clower Blvd. Yazoo City, Mississippi 662-746-7776 www.goodhopegeneralmerchandise.com 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Mon.-Fri.. 8 AM – 3 PM Sat. Trendy and upscale shop carrying brands such as Carhartt, Miss Me Jeans, Annie Glass, Copper Worx by Terri Dallriva, gourmet foods, plants (yard & garden), unique floral designs, jewelry, bridal registry and more!  You never know what’s next!


Black’s Fabric & Department Store, Inc.

Black’s Fabric & Department Store, Inc. webds.com/site_www/ 404 East 15th Street Yazoo City, Mississippi 662-746-4841 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Mon.-Fri., 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Sat. Clothing (children and ladies), gifts, T-shirts, jewelry, footwear, and a wide selection of fabric. 


Simple Girls Boutique & Gift Shop, too!

Simple Girls Boutique & Gift Shop, too! 207 E. 15th Street Yazoo City, Mississippi 662-746-4752 simplegirls@comcast.net 10 AM to 5 PM Monday – Saturday Boutique & gift shop.  Shooz, too!  


Black & White Department Store

Black & White Department Store 236 South Main Street Yazoo City, Mississippi 662-746-1671 blackandwhitestore@live.com 9 AM – 5:30 PM Monday – Saturday Experience history in a traditional department store – since 1937! Southern Lady (missy to plus sizes), footwear (New Balance, Nike, Stacy Adams, work boots, etc.), lingerie, Levi’s, Wrangler, Carhartt, baby & shower gifts and more!


Civil War Comes to Yazoo 1862 – 1864

The Civil War Comes to Yazoo 1862-1864 Originally titled “The Battle for Yazoo,” THIS PAMPHLET (out of print but available for download) was compiled many years ago from information supplied by Glen Jones, Mississippi Chemical Corporation; Edwin C. Bearss, Research Historian, Vicksburg National Park, and Sam Olden, President, Yazoo Historical Society. It was first produced by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau took on the task of updating this information based on a large collection in the Ricks Memorial Library, assembled by John E. Ellzey, of articles by Sam Olden which were published over the years by The Yazoo Herald. The following information includes updates and additions to the original pamphlet along with the information from the article by Mr. Olden. Yazoo owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Olden and to Mr. Ellzey for their love of Yazoo and their dedication


Fire & Feast 2013 – planning has begun!

Planning has already begun for the 2013 edition of Yazoo City’s newest festival – Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival, September 6 & 7!  As presenting sponsors for Fire & Feast, the Yazoo County CVB, has issued an open call to local and regional artists who would like to perform in Yazoo City on September 6, 2013.  Visit www.fireandfeast.org for details on submitting your information for consideration.  Deadline is February 28, 2013.  NO PHONE CALLS Started in 2011 by the Yazoo County CVB, the Yazoo County Fair Association, and a committee of local volunteers, Fire & Feast has grown leaps and bounds!  The event has drawn some of the Memphis Barbecue Network‘s top teams into Yazoo City to compete for their share of CASH PRIZES, totaling $20,000!  And, professional teams love the unique hand-forged Damascus blade knives as trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, made by Yazoo County’s Bobby Rico of Rico


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


Sam Olden Historical Museum

The Sam Olden Yazoo Historical Society Museum, located in the Triangle Cultural Center in Yazoo City, brings together the County’s diverse past – from fossils dating back some 45,000 years to Native American relics, Civil War History, and African-American History, to the legendary trainman Casey Jones, and so much more. Yazoo’s history began with Native Americans, both regional and small local tribes. The small tribe of Yazoos, who gave the region its name, was ‘along with the much larger Choctaw Nation which dominated the area’ the first of these people to be encountered by French explorers led by Cavalier De La Salle in 1682. It was the French who, on the maps, first name the river, which flows through the middle of the county “The River of The Yazous.” The county and city were later namesakes of the river. No one is quite sure what the word Yazoo meant in


Tom’s on Main

   Tom’s on Main 219 South Main Street Yazoo City www.tomsonmain.com 662-716-0505 Tom’s on Main is the vision of owner Thomas Johnson, whose former market and gourmet lunch spot Yazoo Market earned notoriety through regional and national publications including Mississippi Magazine and Garden & Gun.  His new location on historic Main Street in Yazoo City still offers the same diverse lunch menu and daily lunch specials, with the addition of a spacious new dining area.  Tom’s on Main is also open for dinner from 5 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  Since opening in January 2013, Tom’s on Main has been very popular.  It’s a good idea to make reservations for your evening meals, and to call ahead to order your lunch plates.  Of course, they’re still glad to see you, and will take good care of you, if you do just pop in.


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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110 N Jerry Clower Blvd, Suite S
Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194
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