• Daniella DiRienzo

Visit The Friendliest Town In Mississippi The Next Time You Need A Pick-Me-Up


Towns and cities all across Mississippi are filled with friendly residents – it is the Hospitality State, after all. However, when it comes to friendliness, Wesson really goes the extra mile. Revered as a “modern-day Mayberry,” it may very well be the friendliest town in Mississippi, making it a great visit when you need a pick-me-up.


Straddling the border between Copiah and Lincoln Counties, Wesson is a small town of about 2,000.

Its small size is (likely) responsible for some of its best qualities, like a quiet way of life, an almost non-existent crime rate, a wonderful family atmosphere, and community involvement.

With all that in mind, it’s easy to see why Wesson has come to be known as a “modern-day Mayberry.”

And like the original Mayberry, Wesson isn’t exactly brimming with excitement. However, it IS the perfect destination for those seeking a relaxing, small town escape.


Established in 1864, Wesson was once the center for cotton fabric production in the South.

Today, the town’s past comes to life through several historic sites and markers, which are scattered about Wesson.


The small town also played a role in the cultivation of the blues, and in 2012, it became a stop on the Mississippi Blues Trail.



There’s more to Wesson than historic sites, though. Wesson prides itself on its “rich past and promising future.”

Part of that “promising future” can be found on Spring Street. Running through the heart of Wesson’s quaint downtown, the street is lined with shops and eateries.


Wesson also boasts some great recreational opportunities.

In 2016, the town park was completely revamped. Now, it includes a walking trail, a playground, and a splash pad.


Lake Lincoln State Park is in Wesson, too.

A great place to explore the outdoors in Mississippi, the park boasts a 550-acre lake, a swimming beach, nature trails, picnic areas, camping, and more.


Boasting oodles of small town charm and welcoming vibes, Wesson is easily one of the friendliest towns in Mississippi, if not THE friendliest town in Mississippi.

Want to know more about the Mayberry of Mississippi? For more info, visit the Town of Wesson website.


Address: Wesson, MS 39191, USA


This article was originally posted on Only In Your State by Daniella DiRienzo















































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