HISTORICAL SITES

We’re proud to share Greenville with all;  discover for yourself that there’s more than meets the eye in this land  of rich customs and folklore, creativity and physical beauty that make  up one of America’s most unique destinations. Home to the most unique and influential places in the Delta region,  Greenville  has diverse examples of architectural  styles from Romanesque Revival to Mid-Century.

 

 

Want to check out all the historical sites and markers in the Delta? Click here to visit Mississippi Historical Markers.

Interested in visiting Historic Greenville, Mississippi? Get planning ideas, suggested itineraries and more by visiting the Greenville & Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website. www.visitgreenville.org • 1-800-467-3582  •  info@thedelta.org

 

Cotton Row

 

200 Block of Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701

Step back in time to when paddle wheelers plied the Mississippi and cotton fortunes were made and lost. Classical architecture of the late 19th century lives on here, well-preserved and home to various law offices, accounting firms and merchants.

 

First National Bank

 

 

302 Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701

Built in 1903, the First National Bank building was the first federally chartered bank in Washington County. Although it is no longer is a money depository, the Neoclassical building houses Greenville’s municipal court.

 

Former C&G Railroad Depot

 

205 Central Street, Greenville, MS 38701

Built around 1880 during a thriving railroad economy, the station displays period railway architecture.

 

Former Levee Board Complex

 

Greenville Inn & Suites, 211 South Walnut Street, Greenville, MS 38701
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The unique architectural detailing representative of the 1880s pays homage to the city’s oldest commercial structure, the former Levee Board Complex. Completely restored and renovated, the building is now home to Greenville Inn & Suites.

 

Holt Collier Street

 

310 Broadway Street, Greenville, MS 38701

If not for Holt Collier, there would be no teddy bears. A freedman who served in the Confederate Army and one of the few to receive a Confederate pension, Holt later gained fame as a tracker and hunting guide for President Theodore Roosevelt during the famous “Mississippi Bear Hunt.” Holt Collier Street is located across from Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Mississippi Levee System

 

Longer and taller than the Great Wall of China, the Mississippi River Levee System stands as a testimony to the Delta’s long-fought battle with Mother Nature. Walk atop this engineering marvel on Greenville’s downtown waterfront between Main and Central.

 

Mount Holly Plantation

 

Highway 1 South at Lake Washington, Greenville, MS 38701

In the town of Foote is a magnificent mansion once owned by the family of Shelby Foote, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian. Mount Holly, built of slave-made brick with 14-foot ceilings and 2-foot-thick walls, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house, one of the finest examples of Italianate architecture in the state, is now a private residence.

 

Nelson Street District

 

Nelson Street, Greenville, MS 38701

Nelson Street was historically the thriving economic, social, cultural, and religious center of Greenville’s African-American community. The Nelson Street District has been home to many local businesses such as Anderson’s Photo Service, Brown’s Bakery, The Casablanca, May’s Restaurant, The Flowing Fountain, Bailey’s Restaurant, The Green Grill, Pete’s Barber Shop, and some of Greenville’s most prominent African Americans were located in the Nelson Street District.

 

Old Office of DDT

 

Corner of Main Street and Walnut Street, Greenville, MS 38701

This historic structure, built in 1881, was an inspired setting for Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Hodding Carter, Jr., who penned editorials advocating racial and religious tolerance.

 

Washington County Armory

 

112 Walnut Street, Greenville, MS 38701

Named “Fort Nicholoson” in honor of Lt. Louis M. Nicholoson, who died during an air raid over Romania in World War II, the Armory now houses the Washington County/Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Stop by and we’ll give you all the travel information you need.

 

Washington County Courthouse

 

 

Corner of Washington Avenue and Edison Street, Greenville, MS 38701

The original courthouse was burned by Union troops during the Civil War, and replaced in 1890 with a structure comprised primarily of Illinois brownstone. Its original planners were avid conservationists and landscaped the grounds with a variety of trees indigenous to the area, creating the Courthouse Arboretum. The Confederate monument located in the Arboretum is most noteworthy. It, like many of its kind in Mississippi, faces south.

 

Wetherbee House

 

503 Washington Avenue, Greenville, MS 38701

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this mid-19th century house is reminiscent of the era of horseless carriages and Classic Revival cottages. Today, the Wetherbee House is the home of the Greater Greenville Development Foundation.