Visit Panola County
Panola County is full of surprises and little treasures for the out-of-town visitor. Each community has a story to tell and experiences to share. Whether you’re looking for historic sites to visit, a bit of the music experience of Mississippi, arts, cultural activities, or outdoor activities, Panola County has it all.
Top 5 Things to Do in Panola County
- Pick up some cinnamon-spiced pecans at Billie’s Pecans
From chocolate covered to praline to toasted, there is a pecan to suit everyone at Billie’s Pecans in Crenshaw. Even the Martha Stewart has stopped by to pick up some cinnamon-spiced pecans and other specialties that are shipped internationally from this unassuming little storefront enterprise.
- Visit the Blues Trail markers for Mississippi Fred McDowell, Napolian Strickland, and Otha Turner
Mississippi is the where the Blues were born and 3 musicians are honored with markers on Main Street in Como. Walk down historic Main Street and learn about the history of the Blues.
- Have a picnic at beautiful Sardis Lake
With an upper and lower lake, swimming beaches, camping sites, a fitness trail, a walking trail, and picnic pavilions, there’s a lot to do at Sardis Lake. If you’d like to stay longer, you can rent a cabin or lodge at adjacent John Kyle State Park.
- Feed the fish at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery
The Visitor Center at the Hatchery gives visitors an in-depth look at fish production as well as the historical progression of fishing.
- Shop at the Factory Stores in Batesville
With 20+ name-brand stores, you’re sure to find exactly what your looking for and at a great price too.
Did You Know
- Panola County is the birthplace of two Mississippi Governors: The Honorable Cliff Finch and The Honorable Ronnie Musgrove.
- Around the turn of the 20th century when “Cotton was King”, Como was known for having more millionaires per capita than almost anywhere else in the U.S.