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Walt's Look Around: Redbud Springs

If you want to go see the Dogwood and Wisteria and Redbud, then what better destination to go to than Redbud Springs If you want to go see the Dogwood and Wisteria and Redbud, then what better destination to go to than Redbud Springs
There is not a better time of the year to take a day trip than right now when things are blooming. There is not a better time of the year to take a day trip than right now when things are blooming.
In more recent memory Redbud Springs is known better as Kosciusko, renamed in honor of an American revolutionary war hero, Polish General  Tadeusz Kosciuszko. In more recent memory Redbud Springs is known better as Kosciusko, renamed in honor of an American revolutionary war hero, Polish General Tadeusz Kosciuszko.
And be sure to go through the cemetery and say hello to MS Laura. Her grave marker was commissioned by her heartbroken husband. And be sure to go through the cemetery and say hello to MS Laura. Her grave marker was commissioned by her heartbroken husband.
KOSCIUSKO, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Spring is finally here, so lets go somewhere. There is not a better time of the year to take a day trip than right now when things are blooming. And here's an appropriate place to start.  

If you want to go see the Dogwood and Wisteria and Redbud, then what better destination to go to than Redbud Springs? Except you would have to use a really old map to find it called that.

In more recent memory Redbud Springs is known better as Kosciusko, renamed in honor of an American revolutionary war hero, Polish General  Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

We've Americanized his name considerably. But the Natchez Trace on the way there, and the town once you get there, is in bloom right now. Matter of fact, if you really want to make a day trip out of it, start at the information center right there at the Trace. 

They are going to give you lots of information on what's to do in Kosciusko," said Tonya Threet with the Kosciusko Tourism Office. "It's a museum. Shows you a little bit about who we're named after, Tadeusz Kosciuszko. That's where I would start and then I'd come into town from there."  

Threet is the person you'd need to contact if you want to take a tour of one of the old Victorian homes there; or the Attala County Historical Society's building where the Delta Gamma Room is located. Delta Gamma was organized by three ladies from Kosciusko.    

Other things that strike me about Kosciusko; the town square, for one, still thickly populated with all sorts of shops, kinda tilting toward antiques nowadays. It has those odd little metal mounded sculptures on the four corners of courthouse square. They get lots of comments and questions.  

"People ask us all the time about the beehives," said Threet. "We were known as the beehive of the hills because on Saturday was sale day. That's when everybody came to town, and it was just like a beehive of activity."

And be sure to go through the cemetery and say hello to MS Laura. Her grave marker was commissioned by her heartbroken husband. And it took so long to get it here that he had remarried by the time it was put up.

The official story says he was still so heartbroken he couldn't make himself look at it when it finally arrived. A modern family member says actually, his new wife wouldn't let him look at it.  

Steeped in lore and history, and covered in its original name right now, Redbud's. All in Kosciusko in Attala County.

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