— Kat Robinson (@TieDyeTravels) July 8, 2015
In the heart of the Mississippi Delta, you’ll find our little town of Greenville. This small Southern city has a big history, which has been preserved over the years and can be explored on a sunny Saturday afternoon. If you want to experience the spirit of Greenville, visit these historic locations.
Cotton Row: Back when Mississippi used to be the home of cotton moguls who amassed large fortunes, this was a thriving merchant district. It still reflects the late 19th century architecture.
First National Bank: This Neoclassical building now housing the city’s court was the first federally chartered bank in the county.
Former Levee Board Complex: What was the city’s oldest commercial structure has been renovated into the Greenville Inn & Suites.
Mississippi Levee System: This towering structure runs along the downtown waterfront and revolutionized the area, making the Delta what it is today.
Mount Holly Plantation: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Shelby Foote used to live in this gorgeous mansion which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nelson Street District: For a century, this has been a thriving economic and cultural hub of the community, home to numerous iconic restaurants and stores.
Which of these historic sites in Greenville is your favorite?