LOCATION: This property is located in McComb, Mississippi. McComb is 67 miles northeast of Baton Rouge, LA and is 90 miles north of New Orleans, LA. Hattiesburg, MS lies 75 miles east of McComb, and Homochitto National Forest is 45 miles west. Jackson, MS is 79 miles north.
CLIMATE: In McComb, the winters are short and cold; summers are hot and humid. The average annual precipitation is sixty-one inches. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 90°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 95°F.
ELEVATION: The elevation within the subdivision ranges from approximately 585 +/- feet above sea level.
OUTDOOR RECREATION: Mississippi is an outdoor paradise for sportsmen and vacationers, presenting a panorama of recreation opportunities. This property is surrounded by some of the best natural recreation available in America. Over 2,000 acres of lakes and ponds and 600 miles of streams are open to the public for fishing in Mississippi. Nearby De Soto and Homochitto National Forests allow activities including camping, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, rafting, and canoeing, and the Gulf of Mexico offers opportunities for deep-sea fishing, beach-combing and relaxation.
FISHING AREAS INCLUDE: Percy Quinn State Park, Gulf of Mexico: Biloxi Beach, Gulfport, Bay St. Louis, Pascagoula, Cat Island; Ross Barnett Reservoir, Grenada Lake, Enid Lake, Okhissa Lake, Okatibbee Lake, Pearl River, Columbus Lake
GOLF: Mississippi is home to two annual PGA TOUR events: The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic of the PGA Champions Tour, played at Fallen Oak in March; and the Sanderson Farms Championship of the PGA TOUR, played at the Country Club of Jackson in November. The closest golf course to our property is the Quail Hollow Golf Course in McComb, MS, followed by the Wolf Hollow Gold Course in Wesson, MS, then the Fallen Oak Gold Club in Biloxi, MS. Each spring, the Champions TOUR Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is played at Fallen Oak.
BEACHES: Coastal Mississippi boasts 62 miles of scenic coastline, where waters are nice and calm thanks to its barrier islands. It’s a place where you can paddle, swim, and drift the day away. 125 miles away from the property is Bay St. Louis’ beach. Drive a few more miles to Biloxi Beach, located between Biloxi and Gulfport, and experience the 26 miles of man-made, white-sand beach. Here, waves are small and mild, blocked by a string of barrier islands 10 to 12 miles from shore.
Founded in 1716, the little town of Natchez in southwestern Mississippi was once the most important port on the Mississippi River in the heyday of the cotton trade. As a result, the town has many beautiful and historically significant antebellum-era mansions and estates, which bear witness to the wealth of the upper classes in those days. Visit Longwood House, one of the largest octagonal houses in the US, or Stanton Hall, one of the most lavish antebellum mansions in the US. Other fine antebellum homes in Natchez to consider visiting include Magnolia Hall (1858), the Towers of Natchez (1798), and Lansdowne Plantation (1853).
Homochitto National Forest:
Comprising over 191,839 acres, Homochitto is nature’s finest with recreation galore: hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, horseback riding and more. The Clear Springs Recreational Area consists of a man-made lake, campground, picnic grounds, swim area, and two hiking trails. The longer of the two trails in the Recreation Area, Clear Springs Trail, is developing a reputation as one of the top three mountain-bike trails in Mississippi. Most campsites are secluded and either overlook the lake or are within an easy walk of the lake.
Red Bluff, the Grand Canyon of Mississippi:
Located near Foxworth and standing at approximately 400 feet above sea level, Red Bluff consists of exposed red clay, soil, sand, and other sediments. The geologic formation has been created by the natural erosion of the nearby Pearl River. And unlike its famous counterpart, Red Bluff is constantly getting bigger due to erosion.
Percy Quin State Park:
Loblolly pines and stately magnolia trees, rolling hills, spectacular wildlife, and seasonal flowers await visitors at Percy Quin State Park. One of the original state parks cleared and constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Percy Quin is today a delightful blend of the old and new. Located just two and a half hours from New Orleans. The 1700 acre Percy Quin State Park, which includes a 490 acre lake and a championship golf course, provides a colorful natural backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities.
Once known as the heart of south Mississippi's rolling piney woods, Hattiesburg earned the nickname “Hub City” due to its prime location at the center of important railroad line crossings. Today, with the Turtle Creek mall, The University of Southern Mississippi and over 200 restaurants to choose from, Hattiesburg offers the big-city shops with the small-town convenience.
Home to more than 40,000 people, Pike County has a total area of 410.78 square miles, of which 408.89 square miles is land and 1.89 square mile (0.46%) is water. The majority of residents reside in McComb (population: 21,546), Summit (population: 9,516), and Magnolia (population: 8,246).
Agriculture is the major segment of the state's economy. For almost four decades soybeans occupied the most acreage, while cotton remained the largest cash crop. In 2001, however, more acres of cotton were planted than soybeans, and Mississippi jumped to second in the nation in cotton production (exceeded only by Texas).
Guide to McComb, MS: https://www.mitchellspublications.com/guides/ms/mcc/
Tax Collector Office: http://co.pike.ms.us/departments/tax_collector
Property Assessor Office: http://co.pike.ms.us/departments/assessor