A Walk Through Carrollton with Walt Grayson

Thanks to a Bicentennial Grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, you can visit Carrollton on your smart device as well as in person.  The annual Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival will be held October 6-7.  Five homes will be open … Continue reading

“Opry on the Square” New to 2016 Carrollton Pilgrimage & Pioneer Day Festival Activities.

“Opry on the Square” is a new event for the 2016 Pioneer Day Festival. “Minnie Pearl” [Margaret Corder] will host the event. Featured Opry Musicians Robert Box – a 5-time Mississippi State Banjo Champion and an International Southern Gospel Instrumentalist … Continue reading

Carrollton Masonic Lodge Open for 2016 Pilgrimage

Carrollton Masonic Lodge F & AM #36 was chartered 3 January 1838. This was the first Masonic Lodge established in Carroll County. The Hall is the second oldest in the state in continuous use as a Masonic Hall. The Lodge … Continue reading

Cotesworth Open for 2016 Pilgrimage

Your pilgrimage won’t be complete without taking the short drive to Cotesworth, the home of James Zachariah George from 1861 until his death in 1897. There, you can purchase tickets for a tour of the home. George was a major … Continue reading

Carrollton Historic Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival October 7-8, 2016

Mississippi has many beautiful scenes in its landscape but few have as much to offer as Carroll County and Carrollton, in particular. It is centrally located in the middle of the state and is easily. It is only a “stone’s … Continue reading

Winterville Traveling Trunk to be Part of 2016 Pioneer Day Festival

To most of us the term “Mississippian” means someone who lives in Mississippi. However, to archeologists the term designates a period in history 1000 to 1700 A.D. and the society that lived during that period. This society was spread across … Continue reading

Carrollton: Well Worth the Trip

Just a mile or so north of modern Highway 82 and a few miles west of Interstate 55, the small town of Carrollton is one of Mississippi’s most perfectly preserved 19th-century communities. So many of its homes, churches and public … Continue reading