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Corinth is often referred to as Mississippi's Gateway City due to its location in the northeast corner of the state. It truly is a gateway into Mississippi's history and culture as evidenced by the amount of activities and interesting places to experience. The great shopping and dining are an added bonus.
This historic, picturesque small town is located in Alcorn County. Oak lined streets and historic downtown buildings create the perfect small town charm. The crime is low and the residents are friendly - walk around the downtown streets at night with ease.
The closest airports with airline service are in Memphis (link to www.memphisairport.org), 70 miles to the northwest, and Tupelo (link to www.flytupleo.com), 40 miles to the south. Memphis is a major hub for Delta Air Lines and is thus the preferred airport. Tupelo has daily flights to Memphis and Atlanta.
Corinth-Alcorn County Roscoe Turner Airport (link to http://www.airnav.com/airport/CRX/) offers service to private planes. The airport has a 6500 foot runway.
One of the best Civil War attractions in the world is located in Corinth. The Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center is a $9.5 million center includes many interesting exhibits and explores six major themes including the role of the railroad; the role of earthworks and fortifications; the African American experience; Corinth as a military learning ground; the Shiloh-Corinth corridor and America before and after the Civil War. The exhibits use innovative and high-tech audio-visual techniques to present the story. After you've learned about Corinth's past, you'll want to explore the present or maybe buy some presents when you go shopping in the historic downtown area. Ann's is a great place for women's clothes and gifts, or stop by Ginger's for women's and children's shoes. For beautiful china and an excellent selection of gifts, browse at Kate's and Company and Wait's Fine Jewelry and Gifts. The Sanctuary is a florist and gift shop in the unusual environment of an old Episcopal Church. JB Outdoors has all the equipment you need for an outdoor adventure (be sure to ask them about the Corinth Hiking & Biking Trail) and Lucy's on Cruise provides an excellent selection of antiquities and unique local finds.
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center A Unit of Shiloh National Military Park, 501 W. Linden Street, ☎ +662.287.9273, . 8:30 am -4:30 pm. The 15,000 sq. ft. facility features interactive exhibits, a multimedia presentation on the Battle of Shiloh, and a video on the Battle of Corinth. The center stands near the site of Battery Robinett, a Union fortification which was an important site of some of the bloody fighting during the October 1862 Battle of Corinth. Visitors reach the center by ascending a walkway strewn with bronze replicas that reflect the aftermath of battle. At the building entrance, visitors pass six bronze Civil War soldiers marching into the center at the double-quick. Full-scale reproductions of earthworks explain the importance of field fortifications. An extensive courtyard exhibit is home to a water feature commemorating one hundred years of American history. The interpretive center houses a seventy-five-seat auditorium, public research library, and a Civil War bookstore. Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth, Mississippi.
The Crossroads Museum, 221 N. Fillmore Street, ☎ +662.287.3120, . Tues.-Sat. 9 am -5pm, Sun. 1pm - 5pm. Serving as the hub of historical information for the area, the Crossroads Museum invites visitors to view its permanent exhibits dealing with Civil War, Railroad, Aviation, Business/Industry and Pre- History/Archeology. Spend time in the adjacent galleries which offer special rotating exhibits. The Museum also offers a gift shop and the Margaret Greene Rogers Research Library. $5/Adults, $3/Senior Citizens, Military & Students, Free/Children 16 and under. (latitude,longitude)edit
Black History Museum of Corinth, 1109 Meigg Street, ☎ +662.665.8500. Thurs. - Fri. 10am -4pm, Other Times by appointment.. The museum features a vast permanent collection of pieces documenting Corinth and Alcorn County’s black history. Exhibits are supplemented with special short-term displays. Collections include tributes to Corinth’s first black Mayor, Mayor E.S. Bishop; entertainers such as opera singer, Ruby Elzy; local and nationally known sports figures; African art and artifacts; and artifacts from local historically black churches and former segregated black schools. Considerable effort has been made to provide the public with comprehensive and positive information and images of black Americans and their contributions they have made to society. Contributions appreciated. (latitude,longitude)edit
Verandah/Curlee House Museum, 301 Childs Street, ☎ +662.287.9501, . Tours by appointment. Call 800.748.9048. Completed in the spring of 1857, the Verandah House was built for one of the two founders of Corinth, Hamilton Mask. The house is a significant example of Greek Revival architecture. As a result of the crossroads of the two standard-gauge railroads in Corinth, the area became of prime importance to both the Union and Confederacy. On the evening of April 2, 1862, Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston met with Gen. Braxton Bragg in his bedchambers at the Verandah House to officially sign Order No. 8 to launch the Confederate counter offensive against the Union army that ended in the Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862. Throughout the war, generals from both the Confederacy and the Union were quartered in this house. Following the war, the Corinth Female Academy occupied the house for a short period of time. It was then purchased by the William Peyton Curlee, one of the founders of the Curlee Clothing Company. After Mr. Curlee’s death of yellow fever, Mrs. Curlee, a descendent of Daniel Boone, sold the house to the Leroy Montgomery, who raised a large family in the home. In 1921, Shelby Hammond Curlee, oldest son of the previous Curlee owners, bought the house. The descendants of the Curlee family donated the house to the city in 1961. (latitude,longitude)edit
Coca-Cola Museum, The Collection of the Corinth Coca-Cola Museum has temporarily been moved to the Crossroads Museum, ☎ +662.287.3120, . Tues.-Sat. 9 am -5pm, Sun. 1pm - 5pm. In 1905, Avon Kenneth Weaver bought an interest in the Corinth Bottle Works, a small soda water plant. At that time, Coca-Cola was being produced in Jackson, Tennessee, and shipped by rail to Corinth. Mr. Weaver obtained a Coca-Cola franchise for Northeast Mississippi in 1907. The company is still owned by the same family. The story of Coca-Cola has enthralled people since the beginning in 1886. Thousands of people collect, buy, sell, and swap almost every article ever stamped with the famous Coca-Cola trademark. The Coca-Cola Museum is located in downtown Corinth. The exhibits in the museum include historic images, artifacts from the past 100 years and interactive computer stations with information about the 100 years of Corinth Coca-Cola. $5/Adults, $3/Senior Citizens, Military & Students, Free/Children 16 and under. (latitude,longitude)edit
Lake Hills Motor Museum, 2003 Hwy 72 East, ☎ +662.287.4451. Mon.-Fri.8 am - 5 pm, Sat. 8am - 3 pm. Lake Hill Motors, one of America’s largest motorcycle/ATV dealerships, is home to a collection of antique classic and custom automobiles and motorcycles.Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Kossuth Museum, 35 CR 512, ☎ +662.287.3308. By appointment. Local artifacts from the Kossuth Community housed in a former Post Office built over a century ago.Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Corinth National Cemetary, Horton Street between Cemetery and Young Streets. Open daily dawn to dusk. Corinth National Cemetary serves at the final resting place for 1,793 known and 3,895 unknown soldiers representing 273 regiments from 15 states. (latitude,longitude)edit
Jacinto Courthouse, Located off Hwy 356 on County Road 367 approximately 8 miles east of Rienzi. Jacinto Courthouse, established in 1836, served as the populous county seat of Tishomingo County. Commissioned in 1852 and completed in 1854, the courthouse emerged as an impressive example of Federal Style architecture. The courthouse includes a park area, walking rails, and RV hook-ups. Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Corinth Artist Guild Gallery, 507 Cruise Street, ☎ +662.665.0520 or 662.415.2688, . Tues.-Sat., 10 am -4 pm. The Corinth Artist Guild Gallery has an outstanding collection of Southern regional art. A large variety of artists exhibit one-of-a-kind works that range from realism, impressionism, abstract art, sculptures, stained glass, jewelry, and other decorative arts. Free but donations are welcome.. (latitude,longitude)edit
Corinth Contraband Camp, 902 North Parkway, ☎ +662.287.9273. Open dawn to dusk. Many African Americans who fled Southern plantations and farms seeking freedom and protection found the Union occupied Corinth to be a secure location. Union General Grenville Dodge understood what effect the defection of thousands of African Americans would have on the Confederate War effort. He began to enlist the escaped slaves who came into his lines as teamsters, cooks, and laborers. He actively recruited male refugees, armed them, and placed them in charge of security at the newly organized contraband camp in Corinth. Dodge’s refugee administrative efforts led to the formation of the 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment of African Descent, consisting of approximately 1,000 men. Under the supervision of Chaplain James M. Alexander of the 66th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, the Corinth camp resembled a small town, complete with a church, commissary, hospital, both frame and log houses, and a street grid with named streets and numbered houses. An American Missionary Association School operated where eager students of all ages sought knowledge day and night. Today, a portion of this camp has been set aside to commemorate the events which changed the lives of so many people. Bronze figures surround the trail through the camp depicting the lives of these people considered “contraband” of war. Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
The Coliseum Theatre, 404-408 Taylor Street, ☎ +662-284-7440, . View our website Open for tours by appointment.. Benjamin Franklin Liddon, a local banker and civic leader, designed and constructed the Coliseum Theater in 1924 with a capacity of 999 seats. The theater is a showplace of Victorian and Art Deco Design. Such elements as black and white tile, ornamental plaster on the ceilings, imported white marble wainscoting and a grand staircase warrant its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a Mississippi Landmark. (latitude,longitude)edit
The Railroad Crossing View from Trailhead Park, Located on West Waldron Street.. This crossroads of two railroads, the Memphis & Charleston and the Mobile & Ohio, identified Corinth as a strategic location in the Western Theater during the Civil War. These were the only two major standard-gauge railroads in the Confederacy and prompted the Battle of Shiloh as well as the Battle of Corinth. Today the tracks are in the same beds and are in use.(latitude,longitude)edit
Battery F, Davis St, ☎ +662.287.9273. Open dawn to dusk. During the summer of 1862, Union forces constructed two arcs of batteries surrounding Corinth from the southeast to the northwest. Still a pristine earthwork, Battery F was overrun during the fierce fighting the first day of the Battle of Corinth. Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Battery Robinett, 501 W. Linden St, ☎ +662.287.9273. Open dawn to dusk. Battery Robinett was built by the Federal Army following the Siege of Corinth and was the site of fierce fighting October 4, 1862, during the 2nd day of the Battle of Corinth. The obelisk pays tribute to Col. William P. Rogers of the 2nd Texas Infantry who showed great bravery trying to climb the walls of the battery to claim it for the Confederacy. Four unknown Civil War soldiers are buried on this site. Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
The Beauregard Line. This is the site of one of the finest examples of Civil War fortifications to be found. The Beauregard Line was composed of seven miles of earthworks and rifle pits which spanned the east, north, and west. perimeters of Corinth. Interpretive panels located on each of the four observation platforms overlooking portions of the Salient. (latitude,longitude)edit
As you plan your trip to Corinth, Mississippi, you'll want to keep in mind that on Thursday nights, there's an authentic musical experience waiting for you at "Pickin' on Courthouse Square" takes". Regional talent celebrates the bluegrass heritage of the area. If you're enjoying the rebirth of bluegrass music in America, this is the place to be. During the spring, summer and fall you can sit outside and enjoy the music on the lawn of the Courthouse Square. During the winter, the show moves indoors to the historic Coliseum-Civic Center.
Pickin on the Square, Court House Square. 7 pm Every Thursday night year round.. Pickin on the Square offers old time fun. It is enjoyable for all ages. Music played is bluegrass, folk, and country.Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Magnolia Car Club’s Cruise-In, Dairy Queen on Harper Road, . 4th Sunday afternoon, March - October - 1 - 4 pm. Magnolia Antique Car Club is a group of car enthusiasts who enjoy getting together to have fun and share ideas. We support various local charities with proceeds from our cruise-ins and other fund raising activities. This is a family oriented club with emphasis on fun and fellowship.Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Green Market, Historic Corinth Depot, . 1st Sat. April - Oct. - 8 am - pm. The purpose of the Green Market at the Corinth Depot held in Corinth, Mississippi is to offer an opportunity for local farmers, gardeners, artisans, craftsman, etc. to sell their wares in an open-air, grassroots setting. The Green Market hopes to encourage buying locally and stimulating our economy, while providing a place for residents and visitors to gather and share their goods. All products sold at the Green Market at the Corinth Depot must be made or produced by the applicant within a 100-mile radius of Corinth, Mississippi.Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Crossroads Chili Cook-off, Historic Corinth Depot, . 1st Saturday in April. The Cook-Off is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and offers a chance for people to come out and try chili made by chili cookers from all over the country. The event is in conjuction with the Green Market at the Depot.Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Corinth Coca-Cola Classic, . 1st Saturday in May. Mississippi's 2nd largest footrace is one of the best road races in the South! Listed in Running Times as "One of the 100 Great short races.Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Leon Frazier Memorial Gospel Singing. 1st Saturday in June. (latitude,longitude)edit
Jacinto Fourth of July Festival, ☎ +662.286.8662 (email@example.com). July 4 - 8 am - until. Come celebrate the Fourth of July at Historic Jacinto Courthouse. You won't want to miss the political speeches at the second largest political rally in Mississippi. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the beautiful day on the grounds of the courthouse. There will be live music, arts and crafts, a Civil War encampment, petting zoo, and yummy concessions. There is something for everyone!No Admission. (latitude,longitude)edit
Slugburger Festival, . 2nd Thurs-Sat in July. Come enjoy the Slugburger Festival every year. Don't worry, the burgers are not made from slugs, they get their name because they were originally sold for 5 cents (slug). There is something for everyone, live entertainment, rides and much more.Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Farmington Heritage Festival, . 3rd Weekend in Sept. The Battle of Farmington will be held in a re-enactor and family- friendly environment. The re-enactment is held over 160-acres of rolling hills with United States and Confederate States camps at least 1/4 miles apart. Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Hog Wild Barbecue Cooking Festival, . last Weekend in Sept. The Hog Wild BBQ Festival in Corinth, Mississippi, is a three day festival and BBQ cooking contest held in downtown historic Corinth. Cookers come from around the South to compete in this 2 day cooking event. The festival consists of nightly entertainment and a nightly carnival.Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Grand Illumination held each November in Corinth, MS.
Grand Illumination, . 1st weekend in November. Downtown merchants will hold the first of their Open Houses. From 11:00 a.m.-5 p.m., free carriage rides will be given. A Civil War Encampment will be held at the Civil War Interpretive Center. At dusk, 12,000 luminaries will be lit, each representing a casualty of the Siege and the Battle of Corinth.Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Corinth-Alcorn County Christmas Parade. 1st Sat in December. The Christmas parade features floats and bands from around the area. Santa finishes the parade, there is fun for the whole family.Free. (latitude,longitude)edit
Corinth Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert. 1st Sun in December- 2:30 pm. Get in the spirit of the holiday season as the orchestra presents its annual Christmas concert. Seasonal favorites such as Sleigh Ride, O Holy Night and Winter Wonderland are just a few of the selections that will be performed. The orchestra will continue its holiday tradition of collaborating with local high school choirs and brass players. Advance tickets will be on sale at the Alliance, Tourism, and Waits Jewelry.$15. (latitude,longitude)edit
After you've learned about Corinth's past, you'll want to explore the present or maybe buy some presents when you go shopping in the historic downtown area. Ann's is a great place for women's clothes and gifts, or stop by Ginger's for women's and children's shoes. For beautiful china and an excellent selection of gifts, browse at Kate's and Company and Wait's Fine Jewelry and Gifts. The Sanctuary is a florist and gift shop in the unusual environment of an old Episcopal Church. JB Outdoors has all the equipment you need for an outdoor adventure (be sure to ask them about the Corinth Hiking & Biking Trail) and Lucy's on Cruise provides an excellent selection of antiquities and unique local finds.
While you're shopping in downtown Corinth, visit some of the legendary establishments such as Borroum's Drug Store. Founded in 1865, Borroum's is Mississippi's oldest drug store continuously operated by the same family. They specialize in nostalgic soda fountain food as well as the local favorite called a slugburger. Slugburgers are a Depression-era "burger" of meat and breading or soy meal. There's even a Slugburger Festival every year to celebrate this local delicacy.
These shops carry locally made products as well as local and area souveniers.
C&D Jarnagin, 518 Wick Street, ☎ 662.287.4977. Civil War outfitters.(latitude,longitude)edit
Biggers Hardware, 602 Cruise Street, ☎ 662.287.1445. Full service hardware, GE & Viking Appliances.(latitude,longitude)edit
Other Corinth food specialties include Dilworth's Tamale Shop that's been in operation since 1962. It's a drive-thru or walk-thru restaurant only. KC's Espresso in downtown Corinth offers lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, espressos, chai tea, fresh pastries and fruit smoothies if you're looking for a place for a perfect afternoon snack. Other dining options include local favorites like The Dinner Bell, Martha's Menu, The Inn at the Generals Quarters, Pizza Grocery, Mi Tora Mexican, and The Green Mango. Corinth also has a fair share of chain restaurants including Ruby Tuesday and over two dozen chain retail stores including Wal-Mart SuperCenter.
United Steaks of America, Corinth Commons, ☎ (662) 287-1700. Su-Th 11 AM-9 PM; F-Sa 11 AM-10 PM. Philiy Cheese Steak sandwiches, other sandwiches. $8-$13.(latitude,longitude)edit
China Palace, 1801 S Harper Rd (Harper Square), ☎ 662.286.6677. Tu-Th 10:30 AM-9:30 PM; F-Sa 10:30 AM-10:00 PM;Su 10:30 AM-9 PM. Buffet and full menu. $6-$10.(latitude,longitude)edit
Don Julio Mexican Restaurant, 1901 Virginia Lane (Corinth Commons), ☎ 662.286.2575. Open daily at 10:30 am. A la carte, combination plates. $8-$15.(latitude,longitude)edit
Jin Jin Restaurant, 504 E Waldron St., ☎ 662.284.9933. Su-Th 11 AM-10 PM; F-Sa 11 AM-11 PM. Luncheon specials, combination plates, side orders. Eat in or carry out. $5-$15.(latitude,longitude)edit
Geisha Japanese and Sushi, 125 Pratt Drive Suite D, ☎ 662.287.3331. 11 AM - 10 PM Daily. Menu and Sushi bar. $10-$20.(latitude,longitude)edit
JT Falafel and Kabab, 1012 Hwy 72 East, ☎ 662.287.8887. M-T 10 AM-9 PM; F-Sa 10 AM - 10 PM. Mediterranean cuisine. $6-$12.(latitude,longitude)edit
Mi Toro (Across from Malco), 2600 S Harper Rd, ☎ 662.287.9740. Daily 11 AM-10 PM. A la carte, combination plates, lunch specials. $8-$15.(latitude,longitude)edit
Mi Toro (In front of Kroger), 101 Hwy 72, ☎ 662.286.5495. Daily 11 AM-10 PM. A la carte, combination plates, lunch specials.(latitude,longitude)edit
New China Buffet #5, 2115 S Harper Rd (Wal-Mart Shopping Center), ☎ 662.287.2323. Su-Th 11 AM-10 PM; F-Sa 11 AM-11 PM. All you can eat lunch and dinner buffets plus full menu. $8- $10.(latitude,longitude)edit
Borroum’s Drug Store, 604 Waldron St, ☎ (662) 286-3361. M-F 11 AM-5 PM; Sa 11 AM-3 PM. Fountain drinks, sodas, shakes, sandwiches, burgers, salads. Featured in Southern Living. $5-$15.(latitude,longitude)edit
Dilworth’s Tamale Shop, 111 Taylor St., ☎ 662.665.0833. M-Sa 10 AM-8 PM; Su 2 PM-6 PM. Hot or mild tamales. Drive-through only. Southern Living 2005 Top Regional Rstaurant. $6- $15.(latitude,longitude)edit
D-Shy Tamales, Trailer at Shiloh Rd & Harper Rd intersection, ☎ 662.643-8114. M-F 10 AM-1 PM, 3 PM-7 PM; Sa 10 AM-7 PM. Hot or mild Tamales. Take-out only. $6-$15.(latitude,)edit
Jimmy John’s Ice Cream, 1000 Hwy 72 E, ☎ 662.286.3701. Tu-Th 11 AM-10 PM; Sa 11 AM-10:30 PM; Su 12:30-10 PM. Ice Cream. $2-$8.(latitude,longitude)edit
KC’s Espresso, 415 N Fillmore St, ☎ 662.287.5360. M-F 7 AM-6 PM; Sa 7 AM-5PM. All day: Expresso, tea,coffees, cold blends,pastries, desserts. Lunch only: (till 2 PM) Sandwiches, salads, side items. Mississippi Magazine Best of Mississippi 2006, Best Café or Coffee Bar . $5-$15.(latitude,longitude)edit
PJ’s Tamales, 604 Tate St, ☎ 662.665.9033. M-Sa 11 AM-8 PM. Hot or mild tamales. $5-$15.(latitude,longitude)edit
Corinth RV Park, 314 County Road 604, ☎ 662.284.0115 or 662.287.8223 (Rick89@dixie-net.com). 26 RV hook-ups w/full water and electric; tent sites available. Located 4 ½ mi. west of Corinth off US 72. Amenities include ice, firewood, restrooms, showers,daily trash pick-up, dump station, pull- throughs.(latitude,longitude)edit
Crossroads RV Park, 2800 S. Harper Road (Located behind Crossroads Arena), ☎ 662.287.7779, . 15 RV hook-ups w/full water and electric; tent sites available with water and electric. Amenities include cable TV, wireless Internet access, large hook-up sites and pull throughs, dump station, pets welcome.(latitude,longitude)edit
Jacinto Courthouse, (Located 13 miles southeast of Corinth in historic Jacinto.). 2 RV hook-ups w/full water and electric. Amenities include picnic tables and nature trails. The RV sites are behind the old general store and near Historic Jacinto Courthouse.(latitude,longitude)edit
Little Creek Ranch, 181 County Road 345, Glen MS, ☎ 662.287.0362, . 10 RV hook-ups w/full water and electric; tent sites available. Located 12 miles east of Corinth off US 72. Amenities include an arena, trail rides, fishing, unlimited primitive camping, pets welcome.(latitude,longitude)edit
J.P. Coleman State Park, P.O. Box 880, Iuka, MS, ☎ 662.423.6515, . 13 miles north of Iuka off Miss. Hwy 25. 70 RV hook-ups with water and electric; 17 tent sites; 20 cabins. Located approximately 34 miles northeast of Corinth.(latitude,longitude)edit
Tishomingo State Park, P.O. Box 880, Tishomingo, MS, ☎ 662.438.6914, . Mile marker 304 off the Natchez Trace Parkway. 62 RV hook-ups with water and electric;Tent sites available; 6 cabins. Located approximately 35 miles southeast of Corinth.(latitude,longitude)edit
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