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McComb is a city in the southwest corner of Mississippi. It is located off I-55, 81 miles south of Jackson and 108 miles north of New Orleans. It is also located about 15 miles from the Louisiana State Line.It was chartered in 1872 and was and still is considered the hub of Pike County. It was the home of the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad yards and the largest city in the county. The main line of the Illinois Central (now the Canadian National Railroad) passes thru the city in a direct route from New Orleans to Chicago. McComb has a history of a stable economic base with the railroad shops having had a 70 year association with the area.
-I-55 (Southaven, Grenada, Canton, Jackson, Hazlehurst, Brookhaven, McComb) -Hwy 51(Southaven, Grenada, Canton, Jackson, Hazlehurst, Brookhaven, McComb)
-Hwy 570( Smithdale, McComb) -Hwy 44 ( McComb, Jayess, Columbia) -Hwy 48 ( Centreville, McComb) -Hwy 24 ( Woodville, Liberty, McComb) -U.S 98 ( McComb, Tylertown, Columbia, Hattiesburg)
To get to McComb from Jackson or Memphis, take I-55 South ramp in South Jackson that labels McComb/New Orleans. Pass through small towns such as Byram, Crystal Springs, Hazlehurst, Brookhaven, and Summit. When you pass through Summit, you will see 2 interstate signs that will let you know you are in the McComb area. McComb has 3 main exits that will let you off into the city. I-55 Exit 18 (Veterans Blvd /Hwy 570/ North McComb), Exit 17 (Delaware Ave/ Downtown McComb), and Exit 15 ( Presley Blvd/ U.S 98/ Hwy 24 South McComb) Presley Blvd/ U.S 98 to South McComb/ Tylertown and Hwy 24 to Liberty.
The Closest airport near McComb is the Jackson-Evers International Airport in Jackson which is (1 hour/ 22 min) and the New Orleans International Airport in New Orleans which is (1 hour/ 33 min). McComb has a public airport, McComb-Pike County Airport which is located south of McComb.
Greyhound has an active bus depot in McComb. It is located off I-55 at Delaware Ave Exit 17 in the Downtown McComb Area at 320 N. Broadway St. If you want to contact the depot, call (601)-250-1030.
Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to McComb. Amtrak Train 59, the southbound City of New Orleans, is scheduled to depart McComb at 12:41pm daily with service to Hammond and New Orleans. Amtrak Train 58, the northbound City of New Orleans, is scheduled to depart McComb at 3:38pm daily with service to Brookhaven, Hazlehurst, Jackson, Yazoo City, Greenwood, Memphis, Newbern-Dyersburg, Fulton, Carbondale, Centralia, Effingham, Mattoon, Champaign-Urbana, Kankakee, Homewood, and Chicago. McComb has a train depot station which is located 114 Northeast Railroad Ave in Downtown McComb.
McComb has alot of parks in the city and sport complexes. Many of the parks include splash pad water excitements. These are the following to see in McComb:
Many other large shopping centers are located in McComb on Delaware Ave with great clothing stores, restaurants, and business stores inside. One of the major ones are Southwest Shopping Center.