Truly, residents take pride in their city’s motto; “A precious coin in the purse of the South.” Named for a Spanish coin called a picayune by the French inhabitants of New Orleans, the city was originally chartered in 1904. Then known as a railroad stop on the Norfolk-Southern line where steam engines were added for the trip north, up the steepening grade, the city quickly grew at the height of the timber boom as giant stands of virgin yellow pine were cut and shipped all over the world in the early 1900s. Today, the City of Picayune enters the new millennium with a bright future.

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Henry Smith House

Bed & Breakfast and we also host weddings.

99 Henry Smith Rd, Picayune, MS 39466

(601) 749-8606

Distance to Picayune: 4.59 mi

Built in 1909, this Victorian Beauty if open for guests to come and stay. Situated on a 2.5 acre estate, with a park like setting, our home offers peace and tranquility from the hustle and bustle of city life.