Columbus’ southern culture

Columbus, Mississippi, ever been there?  How about old antebellum houses, downtown stores still preserved over time, some older, some newer; tucked away with rich historical heritage and classic southern architecture, food and hospitality?

Antebellum home in Columbus, Mississippi

Columbus was voted number six in the Best Small Town Cultural Scene category of USA TODAY’s  10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest, according to

The Luxapallila and Tombigbee flow effortlessly, picking up the soil saturated beside; many times swelling with the onslaught of rain and outlets that drain.  The bridge sometimes over trouble waters, or with peace below; it often matters. They move beyond, constraints no more, spreading their power, looking for new shore.

Tombigbee River walkway bridge and scenic path in Columbus, MS

The big ditch flows just the same, sometimes low with often overflow.  So peaceful at times, then raging through the vines.

“Big ditch” flooding in Columbus, MS

The 82 and 45 move us along, meandering around, looking for that which wets the mouth; ahh, we found it, not much to see driving swiftly by, but just a little place, wood design, no time to waste.

Old Hickory Steak House on Highway 45 in Columbus, MS

It may not entice you to stop, just looking at the décor; come evening you can tell – it’s special as many come through the door.

The best steak all around, some of the best – tender, juice, tasty and right. Chef prides over coals so hot, sizzling – to the perfection of each one.  While traveling through Columbus on Highway 45, don’t forget to stop by Old Hickory – in the evening it comes alive. 

Blessings along the Way!


15 thoughts on “Columbus’ southern culture

  1. My dearest friend, now gone to heaven, has been to Columbus and sent me photos. He lived near there. And his son was in a band called the Tombigbees.

    1. Wow, that’s interesting. The world actually is smaller than the vastness we see. It’s amazing how people are connected and the various paths we all cross, at the same time and yet at different times. Thank you. 🙂

  2. You’ve broadened my geography, and I feel like I’m part of a movie, seeing the quaint old store and my husband spotted the Tonka Truck! Almost midnight here and now I’m dreaming of a steak! Thanks Ron!

    1. That’s wonderful. Thank you. I really like these quaint places as I try to find something unique about them. Sorry about enticing your dreams; well, sort of. I remember the Tonka truck as well. 🙂

  3. I’m having a late dinner tonight Ron. Now I feel like I might need to go out and get something off a grill somewhere to fill in. This was a nice tour.

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