Noxubee County’s three largest communities — Brooksville, Macon, and Shuqualak — are aligned along US Highway 45, which runs north and south through the county.
Access to raw materials and shipment of products by industries in these communities is expedited by a transportation network of highways, rail lines, airports, and waterways. Utility services are readily available, and the communities are highly receptive to meeting infrastructure needs of new and expanding industries.
With a population of about 2,000, Macon is the county seat and the county’s largest community.
The community has a rich history reflected in its culture and historic buildings. A truly unique structure is the Noxubee County Library, a Romanesque building constructed as a jail in 1907 but adaptively restored in 1984 for its present use. Macon has been named a Main Street Community and has been designated an historic district. While appreciating its history, local citizens are forward thinking and welcome new members to their community.
Macon offers housing for all tastes and budgets, from traditional starter homes to grand historical houses. Property taxes and other living costs are low, and all products and services needed for daily living are available locally.
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Located just 9 miles north of Macon, Brooksville is home to one of Peco Foods’ five major poultry processing plants.
The community is home to about 1,200 people. A large settlement of Mennonite families contribute in many ways to the local culture and economy. One example is the Ole Country Bakery, known throughout eastern Mississippi for its outstanding baked goods and luncheon specialties.
Like Macon and Shuqualak, Brooksville is a welcoming community offering affordable homes, a low cost of living, and convenient access to shopping and services. An added advantage is its proximity to the cities of Starkville and Columbus, the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, two state universities, and East Mississippi Community College’s Mayhew campus, all within a 25-minute drive.
With a name pronounced by local residents much like “sugar-lock,” the town of Shuqualak is close to the southern edge of Noxubee County. The community of nearly 600 is home to Shuqualak Lumber Company, one of the South’s largest privately owned independent producers of southern yellow pine lumber, producing over 100 million board feet of lumber per year.
Shuqualak residents enjoy low property taxes, affordable homes, and a comfortable pace of life. For products and services beyond those available in the local community, they have easy access to Macon, 9 miles to north, and to Meridian, a city of 40,000 located about 40 miles south via US Hwy 45.
Noxubee County also has several smaller, unincorporated communities: Bigbee Valley, Cliftonville, Gholson, Mashulaville, Paulette, and Prairie Point.