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Brookhaven is in Mississippi.


Brookhaven was founded in 1818 and received a boost from the railroad in 1858. While Brookhaven used to be a bigger railroad town, some of that has left in recent decades. Brookhaven still offers a variety of things to see and do and is a great place to visit. Brookhaven is known by the nickname, "A HomeSeekers Paradise."

Get in[edit]

Map of Brookhaven (Mississippi)

By car[edit]

Brookhaven is located at the intersection of Interstate 55 and US Route 84. However, both of these roads largely bypass the majority of the city. From interstate 55, the best way to get into Brookhaven is Exit 40 labeled as Downtown Brookhaven. From US 84, turn north on US 51.

By bus[edit]

1 Greyhound, Cranes 550 Grocery, 933 Hwy 550, +1-800-872-7245. Offers bus service between New Orleans, Louisiana and Memphis, Tennessee.

By train[edit]

Amtrak, Godbold Transportation Center, 440 North Railroad Avenue, . The City of New Orleans offers daily service between New Orleans, Louisiana and Chicago, Illinois

Get around[edit]

There is no public transportation in Brookhaven. The best way to get around town is with a car. There is an Enterprise Rent-a-car on Brookway Boulevard for those without their own vehicle. Please note that this is several miles from either the bus station or the train station. While you could theoretically bike around Brookhaven, there are only bike lanes along a small portion of Brookway Boulevard. In the rest of the city, bikes must share lanes with cars. Brookhaven is too large to easily walk around the entire city, though the down town are could easily be accessed by foot from the train station.


  • 1 Military Memorial Museum, 125 S Whitworth Ave, +1 601 833-0073. Tu Th 10AM-2PM. A museum in the old railroad depot about World War II.
  • 2 Lincoln County Historical And Jewish Heritage Museum, +1 601 850-1733. 9AM-2PM. Formerly a synagogue, this building was made a museum in 2009. It now holds information on local history, including an exhibit on the former Jewish Community in Brookhaven.


  • Brookhaven Skating Rink, 1246 Calcote Loop (From Hwy 51, turn east on Industrial Park Rd. Take the first right and go about a fifth of a mile. It will be on the left.), +1 601 833-2829. F Sa 6:30PM-10PM.



There are lots of eating establishments on Brookway Boulevard off I55 at Exit 40. None of them are super fancy, but if you are looking for something like Cracker Barrel, it will be right there. Also, throughout Brookhaven there are many local places serving old-fashioned southern cooking.



  • 1 The Inn On Whitworth, 210 S. Whitworth Ave (From I-55, take exit 40 and go East on Brookway Blvd, across Hwy 51 all the way to the end. At the end of Brookway Blvd, turn right on MS Hwy-184/Monticello St. Continue on 184 to just before the railroad tracks and turn right on Whitworth on Ave. It will be on the right.), +1 601 990-5097, . A nice hotel that was built in the late 1800s.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Brookhaven
MemphisJackson  N  S  McCombNew Orleans
MemphisJackson  N  S  McCombNew Orleans
NatchezBude  W  E  Monticello (Mississippi)Evergreen

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