Holcomb, Mississippi




The area is easily accessible from I-55. Go west on Miss. 7 and 8 from the Grenada exit to Holcomb. In Holcomb the two highways intersect with Miss. 35. To reach Crossriver Farm, go right on Miss. 8 toward Oxberry for about five miles, crossing the Yalobusha River. For Bellevue, go left on Miss. 35 about a mile, then left on Sweethome Road.

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Bellevue Map

This area is rich in history

From Choctaw Indians and early traders and missionaries, the Holcomb area has a complex, vibrant heritage.

The town of Holcomb takes its name from its founder, David Lafayette Holcomb, who came to Mississippi after the Civil War and began to build the town in 1901.

Visit Holcomb's Web site: for a closer look.

The Oxberry community is named for James Oxberry, a member of the Choctaw Nation who served as an interpreter for the U.S. government land office that sold off the former Choctaw lands.

Historic Holcomb

Photo by Pat Holcomb Koester

Holcomb's old downtown.

 He and his family stayed in Mississippi and claimed land rather than being removed westward with the rest of their tribe in 1830.

Choctaw heritage is strong today in the state's place names and in the presence of many Choctaws who have built a strong economic presence in Mississippi.

Choctaw chief Greenwood Leflore is remembered in the names of both the city of Greenwood and Leflore County. The name of his home, Malmaison, is reflected in the name of today's Malmaison Wildlife Management Area near Oxberry.

The Yalobusha River, a Choctaw name meaning "place of the tadpoles," runs north of Holcomb. The river is reflected in the name Crossriver Farms. It is 165 miles long and is a principal tributary of the Yazoo, its waters, via the Yazoo, eventually flowing into the mighty Mississippi.

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