If you’ve seen a Hallmark Christmas movie or two, you may notice the resemblance to a charming city like Hernando, Mississippi. This town has five National Register Districts, and various Mississippi Landmarks and individually designated buildings, including the 1925 Water Tower, which was the subject of a New York Times article and graced the cover the Grammy-nominated North Mississippi Allstar’s Hernando album cover.
Hernando is a Main Street Community. Main Street is an economic development program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Christmas parade, 4th of July parade, Movies on the Square, Sunset on the Square concert series, Square on Tap Beer Tasting, Water Tower festival, Tin Roof Art Walk, Earth Day Celebration, WWII and Korean War events, 175th Anniversary Celebration, A’Fair arts and crafts show, car shows, and a host of other events.
Hernando was the first city in the state to be named the Healthiest Hometown by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. The award is given to the city in the state that is doing the most to promote a culture of health, especially via sustainable policy changes.
Hernando was named to CNN/Money Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Live”, scoring 79th in the ranking. The city was also featured in CNN’s “Great American Small Town” series.