We asked the community “What does Downtown Senatobia mean to you?” Their answers tell our story.
Dawn Austin-Hayes -“Downtown Senatobia is a perfect example of a contemporary southern culture with a Norman Rockwell feel. Local shops are abundant and inviting with an artistic flair for clothing, decor and more, while small restaurants draw you in from the sidewalks with the smell of home cooking. Modern architecture is spotted within the historic buildings that line picturesque Main Street, while still maintaining the feel of years gone by. In the distance, 1875, Tate County Courthouse towers over the town and serves as a central point of the busy happenings of downtown life. Numerous parks throughout the city host families as they enjoy everything from small farmers markets to summer outdoor movie nights, concerts and even just a quiet lunch under a shade tree. And what better to surround such a beautiful downtown than some of the most gorgeous historic homes in Mississippi! You won’t find more peaceful and inviting front porches anywhere. After all, the word Senatobia, which means “white sycamore” is a symbol of “rest for the weary.” If you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy the comforts of small-town life without missing big city amenities, visit Senatobia. And don’t worry about losing track of the time, the church bells still ring here every hour… Norman Rockwell would have loved this place. I know I sure do”
Jenny Hurt – “Downtown Senatobia means community. It means hugs and smiles from people you haven’t seen in a while. It’s a girls afternoon of shopping or pampering. It’s a place to dance and relax with live music. It’s a place to enjoy an amazing meal with the people you love. It’s a place to take your kids for a stroll. There is something for all ages of our community.”
Michelle Boyero “Downtown Senatobia has the best of everything. Even after its settlement in the 1800’s it has kept its small home town appeal and rich history. It offers diverse demographic, beautiful buildings and homes, wonderful shops, restaurants and festivals run by local people who care about keeping this small town progressing while still maintaining it’s character and charm which makes it the best city in Tate County, MS.”