Our Community

      • Kosciusko is a dynamic and charming community centrally located in Mississippi with the famous Natchez Trail in its backyard. It is approximately 70 miles northeast of Jackson and accessible by both I-35 and I-12. The birthplace of Oprah Winfrey, the town has been the recipient of Winfrey’s considerable generosity with the funding of a new Boys and Girls Club facility.

        The citizens of Kosciusko, including the city’s businesses and community organizations, all play a significant role in supporting and mentoring our students. From our many charitable organizations that dedicate time to improving our community and our schools to the support of parents and family members, much of our success comes from the commitment and hard work of our community.

      Community Resources

      • 4-H Youth Program
        Becky Hamilton
        P.O. Drawer 160
        Kosciusko, MS 39090
        (662) 289-5431

        Kosciusko Dixie Youth
        Glenn Porter
        439 Highway 12 East
        Kosciusko, MS  39090
        (662) 289-5085

        Kosciusko Peewee Flag Football
        Todd Ables
        222 East Washington Street
        Kosciusko, MS 39090
        (662) 289-7932

      Area Attractions

      • June Jam

        On the last Friday in June, historic Kosciusko comes alive as town square shop owners open their doors and bring their merchandise outdoors for the much anticipated annual sidewalk sale event. As shoppers seek out their bargains, the sound of grills and the smells of mouth-watering barbeque waft through the air as competitors in the Breezy 101 & Kicks 98 Barbeque Battle vie for the championship. The evening culminates with a free concert featuring some of the South’s finest musicians. June Jam is an annual Kosciusko event sure to entertain.

        Natchez Trace Festival

        For over 42 years, springtime in Central Mississippi has been heralded in with the Natchez Trace Festival. Set among the beauty of historic downtown Kosciusko, thousands of visitors converge on the town square to shop, eat, and participate in many of the activities scheduled during the three-day festival. Visitors can view the extensive artisan gallery, participate in the 10k or 5k run, and then enjoy the sounds of Mississippi musicians as they play nightly. Discover more about this springtime tradition, and learn how you can participate in the festival’s events and activities.

        Kosciusko’s Parks

        Kosciusko's parks provide year-round opportunities for activities. The parks include Hugh Ellard Park, Jason Niles Park, Northside Park, Aponaug Park, and Redbud Springs Bicentennial Park. Hugh Ellard, Jason Niles, and Northside Parks all provide walking tracks for the community’s enjoyment. New tennis courts have also been constructed at Jason Niles and are ready for play.

        Sports programs, ranging from baseball to soccer, and for youths of all ages, are available through Parks & Recreation. Scouting and 4-H also provide recreation and entertainment for the community's youth. If you have any questions about any of the programs, please call Todd Ables, Parks and Recreation Director at (662) 289-7932 or you may call City Hall at (662) 289-.1226.