George County, founded in 1910, is the perfect getaway spot for anyone wanting to get close to nature. Hiding in George County is many picturesque waterways like Juniper Bay, Dean Bay, Escatawpa River, and the Leaf River. If hanging out by the water is not your style, check out the Lucedale Depot Creek Greenway. This greenway encompasses about 28 acres of wooded area to help you relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

Fun fact: The name “Mississippi” comes from the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian word meaning “great river or gathering of waters.”