Quality of Life
County residents and newcomers alike enjoy a welcoming atmosphere, high-quality education, excellent health care services, and a safe, congenial living environment. In the city of Louisville, the town of Noxapater, and in the rural areas across the county, the people are friendly and caring, and local merchants and restaurants go out of their way to please. Throughout the county the cost of living is low and affordable housing is readily available.
The Louisville Public School District provides high-quality educational opportunities for public school students throughout Winston County. After high school, students have excellent options to advance their educations nearby. East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi, offers academic courses for those planning to transfer to a four-year institution, and it awards associate degrees in technical and career areas. Two Mississippi public universities are also close: in Starkville, Mississippi State University, the state’s largest, and in Columbus, the Mississippi University for Women, offering programs through the master’s degree level for both women and men.
Expert, compassionate care for emergencies and general health care is provided by the Winston Medical Center. The Center operates a 65-bed hospital, up-to-date emergency room, a CCU/ICU unit, an outpatient unit, and a 120-bed skilled nursing home. When more advanced treatment is needed, hospitals in Starkville and Columbus are readily accessible, and one of the nation’s premier health care facilities, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is less than 100 miles away in Jackson.
Louisville is the county seat and home to 6,600 people who love living there for its genuine hospitality, congenial lifestyle, and positive economic climate. Historic Main Street offers great shops and restaurants. Nearby is Ivy park with a range of recreational facilities. Noxapater, about 10 miles south of Louisville, offers small-town comfort and a strong community spirit.
The Tombigbee National Forest in the northern portion of the county provides excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation, as does Lake Tiak-O’Khata, the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, and Legion State Park.