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Poplarville, the blueberry capital of Mississippi, home to PRCC

TAMMY SMITH/SUN HERALDThe pizza buffet at Deb's Pizza & Pasta in Poplarville includes the very popular Chocolate Chip Pizza, left.
TAMMY SMITH/SUN HERALDThe pizza buffet at Deb's Pizza & Pasta in Poplarville includes the very popular Chocolate Chip Pizza, left.

Poplarville is known as the blueberry capital of Mississippi. Long before June’s Blueberry Jubilee became a downtown tradition, the city was named after “Poplar” Jim Smith. Smith traded 10 bushels of corn to Native Americans for his claim on the land that would later become Poplarville. Pearl River Community College, whose main campus is in Poplarville, was the first public two-year institution of higher learning in the state.

Population: 2,889

Points of Interest

Blueberry Jubilee, June 11, 2016, downtown, (601) 795-0578

Pearl River Community College, 101 U.S. Highway 11 N., (601) 403-1000

Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts, Pearl River Community College, 101 U.S. Highway 11 N., (601) 403-1180

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