Message from Mayor Keshia Stewart Ford
I want to thank the citizens of the Town of Woodville for electing me as your Mayor. I am thankful for my family, friends, and supporters for their prayers, well wishes and words of encouragement. We have much to do over the next four years and I will be committed to working for each of you. I pledge to honor your trust in me with dedication, honesty, enthusiasm, hard work, and results. I am extremely grateful for this position and I will do my very best on behalf of the citizens and businesses. I look forward to keeping the Town of Woodville a great place to live, work and raise families. Again, thank you for your vote of confidence. Sincerely, Mayor Keshia Stewart Ford
Woodville – a unique, charming and historic town – one of the oldest in Mississippi, is set among the picturesque rolling hills and pastures of Wilkinson County, just north of the Louisiana-Mississippi border in the southwest corner of the state.It was incorporated in 1811,after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and not long before Mississippi’s admission to the United States in 1817.
It stands along the historic corridor between St. Francisville, LA, 24 miles to the south and Natchez, MS, 34 miles to the north. Since pre-colonial times, communities within this corridor have been linked, first by the Lower Natchez Trace, a footpath and portage that served the east bank of the Mississippi River, and now by U. S. Highway 61, the “Blues Highway,”where America’s music originated.