For the Greek city of the same name, see Corinth (Greece)
Corinth is often referred to as Mississippi's Gateway City due to its location in the northeast corner of the state. A gateway into Mississippi's history and culture, this picturesque small town is located in Alcorn County. Oak lined streets and historic downtown buildings create its small town charm. The crime is low and the residents are friendly - walk around the downtown streets at night with ease.
- Tupelo Airport (40 miles/64 km to the south). Daily flights from Memphis and Atlanta.
- Memphis Airport (70 miles/112 km to the northwest). Memphis is a major hub for Delta Air Lines.
- Roscoe Turner Airport, Corinth-Alcorn County. 6500-foot runway for private planes, no scheduled service.
- Amtrak Memphis (70 miles to the northwest). City of New Orleans passenger line through Memphis leads to Chicago and New Orleans.
Major highways in the area are:
- North-south - U.S. Highway 45 from Tupelo, Missouri to Jackson, Tennessee
- East-west - U.S. Highway 72 from Memphis, Tennessee to Huntsville, Alabama
- Liberty Cabs, 303 Taylor Street, ☏ . Taxi service for Corinth and surrounding areas.
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 916 Highway 72 W, ☏ . Car rental.
- King Kars, Inc., 916 Hwy 45 South, ☏ . Car and van rental.
- Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center A Unit of Shiloh National Military Park, 501 W. Linden Street, ☏ . 8:30AM -4:30PM. The 15,000 sq. ft. (1350 m²) facility features interactive exhibits, a multimedia presentation on the Battle of Shiloh, and a video on the Battle of Corinth. The center stands near the site of Battery Robinett, a Union fortification which was an important site of some of the bloody fighting during the October 1862 Battle of Corinth. Visitors reach the center by ascending a walkway strewn with bronze replicas that reflect the aftermath of battle. At the building entrance, visitors pass six bronze Civil War soldiers marching into the center at the double-quick. Full-scale reproductions of earthworks explain the importance of field fortifications. An extensive courtyard exhibit is home to a water feature commemorating one hundred years of American history. The interpretive center houses a seventy-five-seat auditorium, public research library, and a Civil War bookstore. Free.
- The Crossroads Museum, 221 N. Fillmore Street, ☏ . Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 1-5PM. Serving as the hub of historical information for the area, its permanent exhibits deal with Civil War, Railroad, Aviation, Business/Industry and Pre-History/Archaeology. The adjacent galleries which offer special rotating exhibits. The museum also offers a souvenir shop and the Margaret Greene Rogers Research Library. $5 adults; $3 senior citizens, military & students; free for children 16 and under.
- Black History Museum of Corinth, 1109 Meigg Street, ☏ . Th-F 10AM -4PM, or by appointment. The museum features a vast permanent collection of pieces documenting Corinth and Alcorn County’s black history. Exhibits are supplemented with special short-term displays. Collections include tributes to Corinth’s first black Mayor, Mayor E.S. Bishop; entertainers such as opera singer, Ruby Elzy; local and nationally known sports figures; African art and artifacts; and artifacts from local historically Black churches and former segregated Black schools. Considerable effort has been made to provide the public with comprehensive and positive information and images of Black Americans and their contributions they have made to society. By donation.
- Verandah/Curlee House Museum, 705 Jackson Street, ☏ , toll-free: . Tours by appointment. Completed in the spring of 1857, the Verandah House was built for one of the two founders of Corinth, Hamilton Mask. The house is a significant example of Greek Revival architecture. As a result of the crossroads of the two standard-gauge railroads in Corinth, the area became of prime importance to both the Union and Confederacy. On the evening of April 2, 1862, Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston met with Gen. Braxton Bragg in his bedchambers at the Verandah House to sign Order No. 8 to launch the Confederate counter-offensive against the Union army that ended in the Battle of Shiloh, April 6–7, 1862. Throughout the war, generals from the Confederacy and the Union were quartered in this house. Following the war, the Corinth Female Academy occupied the house for a short period of time. It was then purchased by the William Peyton Curlee, one of the founders of the Curlee Clothing Company. After Mr. Curlee’s death of yellow fever, Mrs. Curlee, a descendent of Daniel Boone, sold the house to the Leroy Montgomery, who raised a large family in the home. In 1921, Shelby Hammond Curlee, oldest son of the previous Curlee owners, bought the house. The descendants of the Curlee family donated the house to the city in 1961.
- Coca-Cola Museum, 221 North Fillmore Street (Corinth Depot), ☏ . Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 1-5PM. Avon Kenneth Weaver bought an interest in the Corinth Bottle Works, a small soda water plant, in 1905 — a time when Coca-Cola was produced in Jackson, Tennessee and shipped by rail to Corinth. Mr. Weaver obtained a Coca-Cola franchise for Northeast Mississippi in 1907 which his family still owns. Exhibits include historic images, artifacts and interactive computer displays about 100 years of Coca-Cola in Corinth. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, under 16 free.
- Lake Hills Motor Museum, 2003 Hwy 72 East, ☏ . M-F 8AM-5PM, Sa 8AM-3PM. Motorcycle/ATV dealership displays a collection of antique, classic and custom automobiles and motorcycles. Free.
- 1 Corinth National Cemetery, Horton Street between Cemetery and Young Streets. Open daily 8AM to sunset. Office M-F 8AM-4ː30PM. Corinth National Cemetery serves at the final resting place for 1,793 known and 3,895 unknown soldiers representing 273 regiments from 15 states.
- Jacinto Courthouse, Off Hwy 356 on County Road 367 approximately 8 miles east of Rienzi. Jacinto Courthouse, established in 1836, served as the populous county seat of Tishomingo County. Commissioned in 1852 and completed in 1854, the courthouse emerged as an impressive example of Federal Style architecture. The courthouse includes a park area, walking rails, and RV hook-ups. Free.
- Corinth Contraband Camp, 902 North Parkway, ☏ . Open dawn to dusk. Many African Americans who fled Southern plantations and farms seeking freedom and protection found the Union-occupied Corinth to be a secure location. Union General Grenville Dodge understood what effect the defection of thousands of African Americans would have on the Confederate War effort. He began to enlist the escaped slaves who came into his lines as teamsters, cooks, and laborers. He actively recruited male refugees, armed them, and placed them in charge of security at the newly organized contraband camp in Corinth. Dodge’s refugee administrative efforts led to the formation of the 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment of African Descent, consisting of approximately 1,000 men. Under the supervision of Chaplain James M. Alexander of the 66th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, the Corinth camp resembled a small town, complete with a church, commissary, hospital, both frame and log houses, and a street grid with named streets and numbered houses. An American Missionary Association School operated where eager students of all ages sought knowledge day and night. Today, a portion of this camp has been set aside to commemorate the events which changed the lives of so many people. Bronze figures surround the trail through the camp depicting the lives of these people considered “contraband” of war. Free.
- The Coliseum Theatre, 404-408 Taylor Street, ☏ . Benjamin Franklin Liddon, local banker and civic leader, designed and constructed the Coliseum Theater in 1924 with a capacity of 999 seats as a showplace of Victorian and Art Deco design. Such elements as black and white tile, ornamental plaster on the ceilings, imported white marble wainscoting and a grand staircase warrant its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a Mississippi Landmark. Open for tours by appointment.
- The Railroad Crossing View from Trailhead Park, Located on West Waldron Street.. This crossroads of two railroads, the Memphis & Charleston and the Mobile & Ohio, identified Corinth as a strategic location in the Western Theater during the Civil War. These were the only two major standard-gauge railroads in the Confederacy and prompted the Battle of Shiloh as well as the Battle of Corinth. Today the tracks are in the same beds and are in use.
Civil War earthworks
- Battery F, Davis St, ☏ . Open dawn to dusk. During the summer of 1862, Union forces constructed two arcs of batteries surrounding Corinth from the southeast to the northwest. Still a pristine earthwork, Battery F was overrun during the fierce fighting the first day of the Battle of Corinth. Free.
- Battery Robinett, 501 W. Linden St, ☏ . Open dawn to dusk. Battery Robinett was built by the Federal Army following the Siege of Corinth and was the site of fierce fighting October 4, 1862, during the 2nd day of the Battle of Corinth. The obelisk pays tribute to Col. William P. Rogers of the 2nd Texas Infantry who showed great bravery trying to climb the walls of the battery to claim it for the Confederacy. Four unknown Civil War soldiers are buried on this site. Free.
- The Beauregard Line. This is the site of one of the finest examples of Civil War fortifications to be found. The Beauregard Line was composed of 7 miles (11 km) of earthworks and rifle pits which spanned the east, north, and west perimeters of Corinth. Interpretive panels located on each of the four observation platforms overlooking portions of the Salient.
- Crossroads Arena, 2800 S. Harper Road, ☏ , email@example.com. Plays host to a variety of musical talents, circus acts and other events
- Pickin on the Square, Court House Square. Th 7PM, year-round.. Pickin on the Square offers old time fun. It is enjoyable for all ages. Music played is bluegrass, folk, and country. Regional talent celebrates the bluegrass heritage of the area. Listen spring, summer and fall on the lawn of the Courthouse Square; during the winter, the show moves indoors to the historic Coliseum-Civic Center. Free.
- Crossroads Chili Cook-off, Historic Corinth Depot. 1st Saturday in April. The Cook-Off is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and offers a chance for people to come out and try chili made by chili cookers from all over the country. The event is in conjunction with the Green Market at the Depot. Free.
- Corinth Coca-Cola Classic. 1st Saturday in May. Mississippi's 2nd largest footrace is one of the best road races in the South! Listed in Running Times as "One of the 100 Great short races". Free.
- Leon Frazier Memorial Gospel Singing. 1st Saturday in June.
- Jacinto Fourth of July Festival, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. July 4 from 8AM. Celebrate the Fourth of July at Historic Jacinto Courthouse. Live music, arts and crafts, a Civil War encampment, petting zoo, concessions, political speeches (the second largest political rally in Mississippi). Bring your lawn chair. Free.
- Slugburger Festival. 2nd Th-Sa in July. Come enjoy the Slugburger Festival every year. Don't worry, the burgers are not made from slugs, they get their name because they used to be sold for 5 cents (a slug). There is live entertainment and rides. Free.
- Corinth-Alcorn County Christmas Parade. 1st Saturday in December. Christmas parade features floats and bands from around the area. Santa finishes the parade. Free.
- Corinth Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert. 1st Sunday in December- 2:30PM. The orchestra continues a holiday tradition of collaboration with local high school choirs and brass players. Advance tickets at the Alliance, Tourism, and Waits Jewelry. $15.
- Green Market, Historic Corinth Depot. 1st Saturday, Apr-Oct, from 8AM. Local farmers, gardeners, artisans and craftsmen sell their wares in an open-air, grassroots setting to encourage buying locally. Residents and visitors gather to share goods made or produced by the vendor within 100 miles of Corinth, Mississippi. Free.
These shops carry locally made products and souvenirs.
- C&D Jarnagin, 518 Wick Street, ☏ . Civil War outfitters.
- Borroum's Drug Store, 604 Waldron Street, ☏ . Founded in 1865, it's Mississippi's oldest drug store continuously operated by the same family. They specialize in nostalgic soda fountain food and the local favorite called a slugburger. Slugburgers are a Depression-era "burger" of meat and breading or soy meal. There's a Slugburger Festival every year to celebrate this local delicacy
- Crossroads Museum Gift Shop, 221 Fillmore Street, ☏ . Prints, books, toys.
- Tri-State Antiques, 1004 Hwy 72 E, ☏ . Antiques, flea market.
- Junkers Parlor II Antiques, 2017 Hwy 72 E, ☏ . Antique furniture, accessories.
- The Gift Shop at the General's Quarters, 904 Fillmore Street, ☏ . Pewter. Glass, local art.
- Vicari, Cruise Street. An elegant and high-quality dining experience owned by Chef Mabry
- Smith, downtown. fine dining, Karaoke and a bar
- Brewer’s Drive In, 1601 N Parkway, ☏ . Tu-Sa 10:30AM-9PM. BBQ, plate lunch, milk shakes, homemade desserts. $5-9.
- Cindy’s Place, 603 Tate St, ☏ . Tu-F 10AM-2PM, Su 10AM-2PM. Plate lunches, meat & three vegetables. $6-8.
- The Dinner Bell, 1000 S. Harper Rd., ☏ . M-Th 10:30AM-9PM, F Sa 10:30AM-10PM. Steak, fish, burgers, sandwiches, plate lunches, meat & three vegetables. $5-15.
- Soul-Tastic, in the Corinth Commons shopping center across from the Wal-Mart Supercenter.
- Pizza Grocery, 800-A Cruise St., ☏ . M-Sa 11AM-2PM, M-Th 5-8PM, Sa 5-9PM. Pizza, pasta, subs, salads, week end gourmet specials. $8-20.
- Café Mike’s, 301 N. Harper Rd., ☏ . M-Sa 11AM-9PM. Soup, salads, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, steak, chicken. $5-15.
- Restaurant at the Inn, 924 Fillmore St (inside the Generals’ Quarters Inn), ☏ . M-F 10:30AM-2PM. Sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, daily specials, homemade desserts. $6-15.
- Rib Shack, Hwy 72 (next to NAPA on Hwy 72), ☏ . M-Th 11AM-9PM, F Sa 11AM-9:30PM. BBQ, salads, homemade desserts. $5-10.
- Juju's Shrimpboat Cafe, 1907 Shiloh Road, ☏ . Tu-Sa 4-9PM. Fresh gulf seafood, shrimp, alligator, oysters, homemade desserts. $8-20.
- Taylor’s Steak, Fish, Ribs, 1401 Hwy 72 W, ☏ . Tu-Sa 4PM-9PM. Salads, sandwiches, BBQ, chicken, steak, fish. $8-15.
- McAlister’s, 1510 S Harper Rd, ☏ . Su-Th 10:30AM-9PM; F,Sa 10:30AM- 10PM. Salads, soups, sandwiches, spuds, desserts. $6-12.
- Sweet Peppers Deli, 1751 Virginia Ln (Corinth Commons), ☏ . Su-Th 11AM-9PM; F-Su 11AM-10PM. Sandwiches, starters, soup, salads, desserts. $6-15.
- Jin Jin Restaurant, 504 E Waldron St., ☏ . Su-Th 11AM-10PM; F,Sa 11AM-11PM. Luncheon specials, combination plates, side orders. Eat in or carry out. $5-15.
- JT Falafel and Kabab, 1012 US 72, ☏ . M-T 10AM-9PM; F Sa 10AM - 10PM. Mediterranean cuisine. $6-12.
- Mi Toro (across from Malco), 2600 S Harper Rd, ☏ . Daily 11AM-10PM. A la carte, combination plates, lunch specials. $8-15.
- Mi Toro (In front of Kroger), 101 Hwy 72, ☏ . Daily 11AM-10PM. A la carte, combination plates, lunch specials.
- New China Buffet #5, 2115 S Harper Rd (Wal-Mart Shopping Center), ☏ . Su-Th 11AM-10PM; F Sa 11AM-11PM. All you can eat lunch and dinner buffets plus full menu. $8-10.
- Abe’s Grill, 803 Hwy 72 W, ☏ . M-F 6AM-3PM. Breakfast, burgers, sandwiches. $4-9.
- Huddle House, 2900 US 72, ☏ . 24 hr/7 days a week. Breakfast, sandwiches, chicken dinners, steak dinners. $5-10.
- Jojo's Lil Chicago, 100 S Parkway St, ☏ . M-F 11AM-8PM; Sa 11AM-4PM. Sandwiches, burgers, spaghetti, tamales. $5-15.
- The Pit Stop, 726 S Tate St., ☏ . M-Sa 5:30AM-2PM. Breakfast plates, sandwiches, sides, BBQ. $5-12.
- The Slugburger Café, 3000 Hwy 72 W, ☏ . Daily 6AM-4PM. Breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, homemade desserts. $3-9.
- White Trolley Café, 1215 US 72, ☏ . M-Sa 5AM-7PM. Breakfast, slugburger, sandwiches. $4-9.
- Donald's Donuts, 2022 Hwy 72 East, ☏ . Open daily 5AM-8PM. Donuts, breakfast, sandwiches. $1-10.
- Borroum’s Drug Store, 604 Waldron St, ☏ . M-F 11AM-5PM; Sa 11AM-3PM. Fountain drinks, sodas, shakes, sandwiches, burgers, salads. Featured in Southern Living. $5-15.
- Dilworth’s Tamale Shop, 111 Taylor St., ☏ . M-Sa 10AM-8PM; Su 2-6PM. Hot or mild tamales. Drive-through only. Southern Living 2005 Top Regional Restaurant. In operation since 1962. $6-15.
- D-Shy Tamales, Trailer at Shiloh Rd & Harper Rd intersection, ☏ . M-F 10AM-1PM, 3PM-7PM; Sa 10AM-7PM. Hot or mild Tamales. Take-out only. $6-15.
- Max's Donut Shop, 1908 Shiloh Rd, ☏ . Tu-Su 6AM-11AM. Donuts, pastries, and caseroles. $1-10.
- Corner 415, 415 N Fillmore St, ☏ . M-F 7AM-6PM; Sa 7AM-5PM. All day: Espresso, tea,coffees, cold blends,pastries, desserts. Lunch only: (till 2PM) Sandwiches, salads, side items. Mississippi Magazine Best of Mississippi 2006, Best Café or Coffee Bar. $5-15.
Alcorn County is no longer a dry county and there are many bars that serve beer, wine and mixed drinks. There are several liquor stores throughout Corinth. The Flying Pig located next to the Wine Barn, on Hwy 72, offers microbrewery labeled beers. Twisted Spirits is located next to Kroger, and two liquor stores are on Harper Road and Shiloh Road.
- C Baby's, 4 State Line Rd, Guys, TN, across the state line. W-F 5PM-midnight; Sa noon-midnight. Pizza, beer, live entertainment. Lottery tickets.
- Shooterz, 1103 Hwy 72 W, inside the Southern Motel, ☏ . Th-Sa 7PM - till. Beer and music.
Hotels and motels
- Quality Inn & Suites Corinth West, 2101 Hwy 72 W, ☏ .
- Econo Lodge, 2104 Hwy 72 W, ☏ , toll-free: .
- Hampton Inn, 2107 Hwy 72 W, ☏ , toll-free: .
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2106 Hwy 72 W, ☏ , toll-free: .
RV & camping
- Corinth RV Park, 314 County Road 604, ☏ , , Rick89@dixie-net.com. 26 RV hook-ups w/full water and electric; tent sites available. Located 4 ½ mi. west of Corinth off US 72. Amenities include ice, firewood, restrooms, showers,daily trash pick-up, dump station, pull-throughs.
- Jacinto Courthouse (Located 13 miles southeast of Corinth in historic Jacinto.). 2 RV hook-ups w/full water and electric. Amenities include picnic tables and nature trails. The RV sites are behind the old general store and near Historic Jacinto Courthouse.
- 1 J.P. Coleman State Park, ☏ . 13 miles north of Iuka off Miss. Hwy 25. 70 RV hook-ups with water and electric; 17 tent sites; 20 cabins. Located approximately 34 miles northeast of Corinth.
- 2 Tishomingo State Park, ☏ . Mile marker 304 off the Natchez Trace Parkway. 62 RV hook-ups with water and electric;Tent sites available; 6 cabins. Located approximately 35 miles southeast of Corinth.
- The Generals’ Quarters Bed and Breakfast Inn, 924 Fillmore Street, ☏ , toll-free: .
- The Suites at The BelHaven, 706 Cruise Street, ☏ , fax: .
- Franklin Cruise Luxury Hotel Suite, 515 Cruise Street, ☏ . Primarily a furniture and antiquities dealer, this B&B-sized accommodation is a sideline.
- Memphis — the closest major city, known for Graceland, Beale Street, great music, and a revitalized downtown.
- Tunica — The third largest casino area behind Las Vegas and Atlantic City, featuring a dozen large casino resorts.
- Tupelo — The birthplace of Elvis Presley
- Oxford — Home to Ole Miss and Rowan Oak, Home of William Faulkner.
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