Kosciusko, Mississippi is a beautiful and distinguished city with a historic landscape and proud legacy.
Oprah Winfrey, who established the Oprah Winfrey Boys & Girls Club of Kosciusko/Attala County; Charlie Musselwhite, famed blues musician and harmonica player who has been honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Kosciusko; James Meredith, civil rights icon who became the first African-American student admitted to the University of Mississippi; Elmo Peeler, a conservatory-trained professional rock pianist/arranger/conductor/composer who has composed music with many great artists including the Beach Boys and Rod Stewart; Dave Barnes, singer/songwriter, born in South Carolina, his family moved to Kosciusko when he was only 6 years old and left the summer before his senior year. Dave has gone on to write hit songs like “God Gave Me You” recorded by Blake Shelton and has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song. He continues to record albums and tour the world.
On the site of the original Natchez Trace and previously referred to as “Redbud Springs,” the city was later named in honor of Tadeusz Kościuszko, the revered Polish military leader and engineer who served with the Continental Army in the American Revolution.
Over time, the central location and “buzz” of commerce gave it the nickname “The Beehive of the Hills.” Present-day, Kosciusko has thrived as a diverse community that boasts tremendous healthcare and education, restaurant destinations, exciting sports, and pervasive entrepreneurial spirit.
There are many reasons, we call this HOME!