McComb is a city located in Pike County, Mississippi, about 80 miles south of Jackson, just off of I-55. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,337, an increase of about a thousand people since the 1980 census of 12,331.
McComb was founded in 1872 after Colonel Henry Simpson McComb, president of New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad, decided to move the railroad's maintenance shops away from New Orleans, Louisiana, outside of the attractions of that city's saloons. The railroad purchased land in Pike County, and three nearby communities, Elizabeth town, Burglund, and Harveytown, agreed to consolidate.
Web Sites and Links
Enterprise-JournalDaily newspaper providing local and national news and sports, with community features, obituaries, photo gallery, and classified ads.
McComb HomepageGeneral information and history about McComb. Links to local Web sites.
McComb Public LibraryServes the local community and as headquarters for the Pike-Amite-Walthall Library System. Information about collections, policies, hours, and branch libraries.
The City of McCombOfficial site with information about municipal government and public services, plus links to related sites.