Visit Panola County

Panola_MS CommLinkMap CoverPanola 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.