What to See in Pontotoc
Town Square Post Office and Museum
Take a walk down memory lane into Pontotoc's past when you step into the Town Square Post Office and Museum. Established in 1998 on Main Street, it is the only working historical post office in the nation. You can retrace the steps of the Chickasaws or learn of the hardships of the pioneers or remember the days of listening for the sound of a train whistle as the ribbons of steel brought distant travelers to this county.
The museum has grown and flourished since it was established and is now run under the watchful eye of part-time curator Martha Jo Coleman. Inside is a fully working post office, gift shop and rooms galore at the back and in the basement to give a bird's-eye view of the life of yesteryear in Pontotoc County.
The museum, located inside the post office, is open from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and by appointment during other hours. There is no admission charge.
Recreation in Pontotoc County
Howard Stafford Park
The Howard Stafford Park, located inside the city limits of Pontotoc on Hwy. 9 South, has everything you might expect. An 80-acre lake, stocked with bass, bream, and catfish will keep you busy fishing after you've set up the camper at one of their many campsites. The park also has baseball fields and a volleyball court along with pavilions and picnic tables for family party fun. And on July 4th the skies over the park light up with fireworks. For more information, call the Pontotoc Park and Recreation Commission at (662) 489-1882.
Pontotoc Country Club
The Pontotoc Country Club is located on Hwy. 6 East, about 10 miles east of town. One of the North Mississippi's finest 18-hole golf courses with plenty of carts available to the public. The Country Club also has tennis courts and a swimming pool for it members. Tournaments are plentiful from April through September. Call (662) 489-1962 for more information.
Longbow Trails, a multi-use area for horseback riding, hiking, camping, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, fishing and more. It is situated in the hill country of easter Pontotoc County. To experience the splendor of Longbow, visit www.longbowtrails.net or call (662) 489-4011 or (662) 213-6719. Open daily.
Trace State Park
Trace State Park is located on Hwy. 6 East and has cabins to rent along with camper and RV hook-ups as well as primitive camping sites. Fill your day with fishing, boating, walking the hiking trails, horseback riding, biking and motoring the woods on your trail bike. Call the park office at (662) 489-2958 for more information.
Rails and Trails
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