Near Yazoo City

Yazoo City Mississippi
Jerry Clower Country!

Jerry Clower Country Festival

Yazoo City Mississippi is the town immortalized in the comedy routines of its native son, Jerry Clower. The festival bearing his name is a family affair featuring arts & crafts, car shows, children's activities, food and more.

African-American Heritage Tour

Yazoo City is rich in African-American history. Bethel AME Church was formed in 1868. The church edifice was erected in 1890. Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church organized in 1870 is the first African-American Baptist congregation in Yazoo City. The edifice features stained glass windows, a balcony, Gothic lettering and a stairway. Oaker African-American Cultural Center is located in the former residence of A. J. Oaker, a major player in educating Yazoo City African-Americans. The center recognizes Yazoo County African-American heritage.