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 Woodville is located in Wilkinson County Mississippi, in Southwest corner of Mississippi about 125 miles southwest of Jackson.   Located in the County are three Towns; Woodville, Centreville and Crosby.   Other communities in the County are Fort Adams, Lessley, Pond,  Pinkneyville, and Doloroso.

Wilkinson County was formed in 1802 and Woodville was chartered in 1811.  Wilkinson County covers an area of 439,318 acres and is bordered on the west by the Mississippi River.  Woodville is the County seat. 



Population for Wilkinson County Mississippi for 2000 was 10,312.

Click here for  2000 Census Wilkinson County Ms.

United Mississippi Bank  http://www.umb.com 
  Concordia Bank   http://www.concordiabank.com/ 
Business and Industry :


              The 1988 value of agriculture in the county amounted to $24,359,000.00.  In descending order, the value of the county's agricultural commodities were: forestry, cattle and calves, soybeans, vegetables, corn, wheat, hogs and grain sorghum.  Land use among the 439,318 acres in the county is listed from largest to the smallest: forest, pasture, water and wetlands, cropland, transportation and urban areas.


                 Forestry :Wilkinson County industry includes : Netterville Lumber Co, 

                   and Buffalo Wood.

                 Health :   Field Memorial Community Hospital, Centreville and 

                                   FMCH Catching Clinic, Woodville -- 601-888-3421

                 Dentist : Dr. T. Delton Moore -- 601-888-3412

                                Dr. Edwin Holt --  Family Dental Clinic --  601-888-3090

                  Insurance :  Farm Bureau Insurance --601-888-4612

                                        Foster Insurance Agency  --601-888-4362

                                        Lewis Insurance Agency, Inc.  -- 601-888-6151

                                        Whitaker Insurance Agency, Inc. --  601-888-9925


Pictured Left, Wilkinson County Court House. (from days gone by)

Woodville has three of the oldest churches in the state,   Woodville Methodist Church,  St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and Woodville Baptist Church.

Wilkinson County offers an abundance of outdoor activities.  Lake Mary, Foster's Lake, Mississippi River Backwater, and many wooded areas offer good hunting and fishing, Clark Creek State Park offers hiking in a beautiful natural scenic location.   Link to Points of Interest Click here

Wilkinson County has a rich, and colorful history.  Some interesting historical sites to visit are Jefferson Davis' boyhood home on Highway 24 east.  The Pond Store and Clark Creek Natural Area  near Fort Adams, Historical Old Fort Adams itself, the oldest railroad building in the state. Which is the home of Wilkinson County Museum  and operated by the Woodville Civic Club, the oldest newspaper, The Woodville Republican , and many historical old homes located over the county.

Rosemont Plantation:  Family home of Jefferson Davis, est.  1810.  Guided tours: Monday thru Friday, 10am to 5pm.  From Highway 61: turn east on highway 24, toward Centreville MS.  One mile on the left.  (601) 888-6809

Hunting and Fishing

Another major interest in the county is Hunting and Fishing,  There are numerous lands leased for hunting of Deer, Rabbit, Squirrels, and Duck. 

Obtain Hunting, Fishing Licenses locally

Locally Hunting and Fishing Licenses can be obtained at Ace Jr. at the corner of US Hwy 61 and Hwy 24. 601-888-4383 and at the Sportsman's Stop at the intersection of Hwy 24 and Lake Mary Road (phone) 601-888-7333.

Obtain Hunting, Fishing Licenses by Phone

Now, hunters and fishermen can purchase Mississippi licenses around the clock, every day of the week by call 1-800-5GO-HUNT  ( 1-800-546-4868 ), according to the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.  Anyone who needs a license and calls 1-800-5GO-HUNT will be asked to provide identification, along with a Visa/Master card, or a bank debit card.  The caller is given a temporary authorization number, once their eligibility is verified.  This serves as a valid license until the actual license ordered is received.  For more information call the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks at 601-432-2400 or 1-800-5GO-HUNT.

Bed And Breakfast

Carnot Posey Home  On this site Carnot Posey Home 

and the official Carnot Posey site http://www.carnotposey.homestead.com 

Desert Plantation: 

 411 Desert Lane Woodville Ms.  Bed and Breakfast, circa 1810, Near Clark Creek nature area.   Beautiful location for private weddings and wedding receptions.   E-mail to staydesert@aol.com or visit our  site at   http://www.desertplantation.com  or call  (601) 888-6889  or fax (601) 888-7231

Nana's Guest House:

The Innkeepers have recently completed the restoration of their grandmother's 1915 rambling bungalow.  The home is now affectionately named Nana's Guest House.

The Bed & Breakfast overlooks the Great River Road between St. Francisville, Louisiana and Natchez, Mississippi.  The National Register property is located in the Woodville, Mississippi Historic District 


Media:   Weekly News Paper , The Woodville Republican.  

History of Woodville Republican

Other Links : 

Weather, Woodville, MS

Wilkinson County Genealogy MSGenWeb 

Mississippi State Archives and History 




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Woodville Texas, USA The town was named in honor of George T. Wood,  second governor of Texas.  A commercial center for lumbering and forest products; seat of Tyler County, an area more than 90 percent forested. Named for George T. Wood, second governor of Texas.  (from city-data.com)




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