Starkville is a city located in Oktibbeha County and its county seat. Starkville is a part of the state of Mississippi, United States of America. According to the latest census, Starkville has an area of 25.8 square miles and a number of 24.000 residents. The city is also called Starkvegas or Starkpatch and is considered to be the most beautiful of the Starkville - Columbus - West Point area. Notable natives and residents of Starkville include writer Jess Mowry, football player Jerry Rice and politician Amy Tuck.
Top Attractions within Starkville
Cotton District Arts Fest is one important event of Starkville. It is held each year in the 3rd weekend of the month of April. The art festival is one of the most appreciated in the state and attracts about 30.000 visitors to the city at each edition. The event also includes live music and cook-outa competitions on each day.
Cullis and Gladys Wade Clock Museum is located inside the Mississippi State University, in the Cullis Wade Depot, in Starkville. The museum has a collection of almost 500 clocks, mostly manufactured in America. The oldest clocks are from the early 18th century and are original and customized productions.
The Magnolia Independent Film Festival is one of the oldest events of this type in the United States of America. The festival, held annually in Starkville is one of the greatest attractions of the town. Each year, the screenings are made at the State Theater, downtown Starkville and are accompanied by great drinks from the bar.
The Veranda is an upscale eatery of Starkville. It was opened in 2003 and offers top food with the highest quality ingredients. The atmosphere is casual, but inspired from the typical southern hospitality. The Veranda offers delicious food and the specialties of the house include fried chicken, mashed potatoes and fresh Hawaiian tuna cooked in a unique style.