NAME: Holmesville
CLIMATE: Hot and humid in summer, nice in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Any season, but hot in summer
COMMENTS: A few people still live there, and the area is very easy to get to. Simply follow the Bogue Chitto River! It starts getting wide enough to navigate in the area.
REMAINS: Two churches, street grid, old store
Holmesville was the site of Mississippi's First Territorial General Assembly on Dec. 9, 1815. Holmesville was the county seat of Pike County from the county's formation in December 1816 until June 1873 when Magnolia became the county seat. During its heyday in the 19th century, Holmesville boasted a large business district with a number of hotels, stores and saloons. After the railroad came to the area, the river was largely ignored, and Holmesville with it. Submitted by: Chris