Columbus, Mississippi, is a town that thrives on its rich heritage and Southern charm. It has been the inspiration for Pulitzer Prize winners such as Eudora Welty and Tennessee Williams. Columbus is the perfect destination for anyone who appreciates classic Southern architecture, good food, a friendly atmosphere, or just a down-home way of living.
Columbus is the birthplace of Tennessee Williams. He spent his beginning years in an 1875 Victorian home in Columbus. In1993, that home was moved to Main Street. It has been restored and now serves as a Welcome Center for the City of Columbus.
We are also proud to be the home of Mississippi University for Women, America’s first state funded public university for women. MUW is also where renowned novelist Eudora Welty chose to begin her career, and Columbus served as an inspiration for some of her novels.