Introduction to Picayune, Mississippi
This city was named by Elia Jane Poitevent Nicholson, who was the publisher as well as owner of the New Orleans Daily Picayune newspaper. She named it after her newspaper. Picayune was incorporated as a town in 1905, and as a city in 1922.
Picayune and nearby Attractions
- Picayune Shopping Center
- Friendship Park
- Carver Culture Museum
- Jack Read Park
Things To Do In Picayune
The Northgate Shopping Center and Picayune Shopping Center are the ideal places for spending a fun-filled time chilling out and shopping. Friendship Park comes with a range of recreational facilities for its visitors. The Jack Read Park has a serene atmosphere which is perfect for relaxing. Another notable attraction that is frequented by visitors is the Carver Culture Museum. In addition, the city plays host to the Picayune Spring Street Fair and Picayune Fall Street Fair every year.
Stennis International Airport is close to the city.
Picayune Higher Education
For higher education, residents of Picayune can attend the nearby Pearl River Community College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, University of New Orleans, or Southern University at New Orleans.