Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is known as The Hub City because when the city was first founded in 1882, it was a “hub” of a transportation network for the booming lumber and railroad industries. As the city and the interstate system grew, The Hub City was known as a “hub” that would get you somewhere quickly, given it is only a two hour drive to New Orleans, an hour drive to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and just over an hour and a half to Mobile. So for any Southern road trip, from the bay to the beach or beyond, Hattiesburg is a popular spot to stop and stretch your legs.
The Mississippi city's Mayor Toby Barker recalls the highs and lows of navigating COVID-19's delta and omicron waves.
A downtown Hattiesburg business that’s become a regional tourist attraction has just gotten a lot bigger.
Being a key travel point between the Mississippi Coast, Mobile, New Orleans and Jackson brings many people through Hattiesburg each year and has necessitated an important distinction for the town: a thriving food scene.
Hattiesburg is one of the hidden gems of the Deep South when it comes to food, offering a wide range of options that have pulled travelers off the interstate and highways for decades.
With the help of yelp.com and a little bit of experience, we’ll break down five of the top restaurants in the Hub City so you can better plan your next trip to, or through, Hattiesburg.
Whether in a small town or big city, book lovers know where to find both new fiction and literary camaraderie. Our readers voted on their favorite bookstores in Mississippi, and these ten shops rose to the top of the list.
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