Yazoo City historic district named one of south's best neighborhoods | Community Spirit
The Yazoo City Town Center Historic District has been named one of the south's “Best Old House Neighborhoods 2012” by This Old House magazine.
The magazine touts Yazoo City’s hundreds of 19th- and 20th-century homes and ability to survive and thrive throughout the years.
A yellow-fever epidemic decimated its population in 1853; the Union Army sacked it repeatedly during the Civil War; and a 1904 fire destroyed much of its downtown and over 100 residences on adjacent streets. Yazoo faced its most recent challenge in 2010, when two tornadoes ripped through the outskirts of town, destroying houses and damaging businesses. Through it all, this city of about 14,500 continues to move forward. Its downtown, rebuilt following the 1904 fire, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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