This area seeks to interpret and share the stories of these individuals, as well as the legacies of Civil Rights pioneers James Meredith and Ida B. Wells-Barnett. It also focuses on lesser-known figures of historical and cultural interest, as well as events of significance to our nation's history that took place within the Heritage Area's borders.
See the birthplace where Elvis made his entrance to the world stage ... Walk among the nation’s most extensive remaining Civil War earthworks from one of the largest sieges in the Western Hemisphere, at the Crossroads of the Confederacy ... There’s so much to see and do in the Mississippi Hills. Faulkner once said he could spend a lifetime writing about it—you could spend a lifetime exploring it.
This Heritage Area includes the following sites:
- Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum
- Natchez Trace Parkway
- Home of William Faulkner
- Home of Tennessee Williams
- University of Mississippi Lyceum Building and Civil Rights Monument
- Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center
- Historic Oxford Square and Lafayette County Courthouse
- Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield