Winston County Economic Development District Partnership

Serving Noxapater and all of Winston County

311 W. Park St., Louisville MS 39339
Phone: 662-773-8719 Fax: 662-773-8909


The city of Louisville and the town of Noxapater are Winston County’s population centers. In both communities you will find a welcoming atmosphere, a gracious Southern lifestyle, affordable housing, and an attractively low cost of living. The Winston County Chamber of Commerce serves both communities, creating a positive economic climate, promoting local businesses, and sponsoring annual events such as the Red Hills Festival, the Fourth of July Celebration, a “Stew Stomp” on Veteran’s Day, and a Christmas parade.


Louisville Coliseum

Louisville Coliseum

With a population of 6,600, Louisville, Mississippi, is the county seat and the commercial hub of Winston County. Residents pronounce the name as “Lewis-ville.”  Louisville combines southern hospitality with an energized climate for business and industry. City affairs are managed by a mayor and five aldermen who work together to accommodate and assist new and expanding businesses.

Located adjacent to one of the state’s major four-lane highways (MS Hwy 25), the city enjoys convenient access to Starkville, Columbus, and Tupelo to the northeast and to the state capital, Jackson, to the southwest. Other state highways connect Louisville to major arteries I-55, I-20. and I-59. The city’s municipal airport complements the commercial air services available at the the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) 50 miles to the northeast and Jackson-Evers International Airport (JAN) located 95 miles to the southwest.

Many of the city’s industries specialize in wood and wood products, metals, and chemicals. Taylor Machine Works is known in industrial circles worldwide for its “Big Red” line of over 100 models of forklifts and other materials handling equipment. Other companies with global reach are Georgia-Pacific, Roseburg Forest Products Company, Polo Custom Products, and Teters Floral Products.

The historic Main Street features shops offering the latest styles in clothing, furniture, and jewelry alongside antique shops with charming wares from the past. Restaurants offer Mexican, Chinese, Italian, and, of course, Southern cuisines. Ivy Park features Louisville Coliseum, a premier venue for horse shows, as well as tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, a playground, a picnic area, and a walking track.

Legion State Park within the Louisville city limits offers hiking, fishing, swimming, and other types of outdoor recreation in a hilly, forested terrain.

Downtown Louisville

Downtown Louisville

Several buildings are of historic significance, including the newly remodeled Strand Theater, which provides a venue for an art and music events. Children and adults alike enjoy the American Heritage “Big Red” Fire Museum housing a large collection of antique fire engines and firefighting equipment.

Annual events in Louisville include the Red Hills Festival and Car Show, showcasing the work of over 100 artisans from across the nation on Memorial Day weekend, and the annual Stew Stomp held on Veteran’s Day each year, which combines a program honoring veterans with a cooking competition that leads to delicious servings of gourmet stew, soup, gumbo, chowder, and chili.


For those who prefer a smaller town with a strong sense of community and a comfortable pace of life, Noxapater, Mississippi  (population 410) is a good choice. It is located on MS Hwy 15 less than 10 miles south of Louisville. Noxapater is growing, and local businesses offer a wide range of products and services..

Noxapater is home to the Choctaw Glove and Safety Company, which manufacturers leather and knit gloves, mittens, and other protective clothing for use in industrial settings.

J.W. Young/Mollie Estes Park includes a unique arboretum and forestry teaching area. A large variety of trees are grown for scientific use and to provide learning opportunities for forestry industry professionals, students, and local residents. The park includes a jogging trail, baseball and softball fields, a pavilion, and a playground.

A major annual event, the Cotton Gin Festival, is held each September, featuring arts, crafts, music, food, a beauty pageant, and a car show. For those who like “down home” entertainment, the Catfish Opry has garnered national fame for great entertainment and food.

Government Contacts

City of Louisville

William “Will” Hill, Mayor
Babs Fulton. City Clerk
Telephone: 662-773-9201

Board of Aldermen
Frances Ball, Alderwoman
Dickie Caperton, Alderman
Eugene Crosby, Alderman
Judy McLeod, Alderwoman
Gwenita Mays, Alderwoman

Town of Noxapater

Sammy Carter, Mayor
Faye Ellis, City Clerk
Telephone: (662) 724-4476

Board of Aldermen
Brian Burrage, Alderman
Chris Wells, Alderman
Jessie Hudson, Alderman
Thomas Bartholomew, Alderman
Robert Wall, Alderman

County Officials

Burr Warner, Supervisor, District 1
Luke Parkes, Supervisor, District 2
Mike Peterson, Supervisor, District 3
Gloria Turnipseed, Supervisor, District 4
Larry Duran, Supervisor, District 5

Call Chancery Clerk, Julie Cunningham – (662) 773-3631
to contact any supervisor

Larry Woodward, Assessor/Collector
(662) 773-3694

Kim Ming, Circuit Clerk
(662) 773-3581

Julie Cunningham, Chancery Clerk
(662) 773-3631

Jason Pugh, Sheriff
(662) 773-5881