About Woodville

Mayor’s Welcome:

As Mayor of Woodville, I want to welcome you to our website – our goal is preserving our historic and cultural traditions.

Woodville has a public school system and a private alternative, the Wilkinson County Christian Academy, offer co-ed grades K – 12.  WCCA is an educational anchor of the bi-state area.
The town claims distinguished forbearers in politics, commerce and the arts.  Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, lived here as a boy, and Rosemont (c. 1810), his home of that period, has been lovingly restored and is open to the public.  Davis family descendants are among the town’s residents today. Woodville was home to one U.S. Senator, and a Lieutenant Governor and three Governors of the state, one of whom was author of the Mississippi Civil Code. William Grant Still, a descendant of abolitionists and the Dean of African-American composers, was born here.

The town boasts an excellent grocery and medical clinic, and churches with active Catholic, Episcopal, Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian congregations.