Kosciusko, Mississippi is a distinguished city with a proud legacy.
Some noteworthy Kosciusko natives include:
Oprah Winfrey, who established the Oprah Winfrey Boys & Girls Club of Kosciusko/Attala County
Charlie Musselwhite, famed blues musician and harmonica player who has been honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Kosciusko
James Meredith, civil rights icon who became the first African-American student admitted to the University of Mississippi.
On the site of the original Natchez Trace and previously referred to as “Redbud Springs,” the city was later named in honor of Tadeusz Kościuszko, the revered Polish military leader and engineer who served with the Continental Army in the American Revolution.
Over time, the central location and “buzz” of commerce gave it the nickname “The Beehive of the Hills.” Present-day, Kosciusko has thrived as a diverse community that boasts a top-notch education system, lively atmosphere, and pervasive entrepreneurial spirit.
Proud legacy, accomplished individuals who strive, and palpable buzz – in Kosciusko, there’s More than just a trace.