Economic Development Authority of Jones County
153 Base Drive, Suite 3 Laurel, MS 39440
P. O. Box 527, Laurel, MS 39441
(601) 649.3031 | FAX (601) 428.2047
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.edajones.com
You’ve undoubtedly heard of that legendary Southern Hospitality our region is known for. Well, it’s no legend – it’s our everyday way of life here in Jones County. Not only do we welcome your visit, we’ll take good care of you while you’re here.
To help facilitate things, we’ve assembled a little information to make your arrival easier. And remember: if you have any questions, we’re as close as a telephone call 1 800-392-9629 or e-mail.
So, come see us - we look forward to your visit to Jones County!
With our rich, colorful history and scenic woodlands, we have an interesting mix of attractions here in Jones County. Here’s a sampling of things to see and do.
Built in the 1840's in Ellisville, the Deason Home is Jones County's oldest home. Among the fascinating tales about the house: it’s the site of confederate officer Major Amos McLemore’s murder at the hands of the infamous Newt Knight, a leader of a band of confederate deserters in 1863. For an appointment call (601) 477-8646, (601) 763-6925 or (601)649-3620.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Laurel’s historic district is considered Mississippi's best example of the town planning idea popularized during the City Beautiful Movement of the early 20th century. You’ll see a number of well-preserved structures like Wisteria, a cypress and pine home built in 1900, that is open for tours, and is also the home of Wisteria Bed and Breakfast.
This Jones County favorite is a re-creation of a late 1800's settlement on ten acres of lush pecan trees, streams, and southern foliage. Landrum's Homestead and Village is known as "A Living History Museum." This “Living History Museum” is home to over fifty authentic structures. For more information call (601) 649-2546 or visit www.landrums.com.
Located in Laurel's historic district, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art contains more than 2,000 items in its collections. The Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free (a voluntary contribution box is located in the museum lobby). For more information call (601) 649-6374 or visit www.lrma.org.