Houston is a city in one of two county seats of Chickasaw County, Mississippi. The population was 3,623 at the 2010 census. The land on which Houston resides was donated to the city by Judge Joel Pinson on the condition that it would be named for Sam Houston, a childhood friend.
In 1909, Houston become home to the first Carnegie library in the state after L.B. Reid, then-superintendent of schools, wrote to Andrew Carnegie telling of the need for a public library. Houston hosts the Mississippi Flywheel Festival both in April and September of every year.
Houston Mississippi is located 5 miles from the Natchez Trace Parkway. Exit Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 230 onto Mississippi Highway 8 and travel west.