Ellisville may be a small city, but it has a whole lot of history, culture and Southern charm. The city's position between Jackson and New Orleans makes Ellisville a prime location for those looking for homes for rent in a quintessential Mississippi city.
Interesting Facts About Ellisville
Ellisville is named after former U.S. Senator Powhatan Ellis, who was a descendant of Chief Powhatan, the father of Pocahontas.
Several notable people hail from Ellisville, including pop singer and N'Sync member Lance Bass, All-American football player Billy Cannon and country singer Luke McDaniel.
Ellisville is home to the Deason Home. Constructed in the 1840s, it's the oldest house in Jones County. The home was the site of the murder of Maj. Amos McLemore, a Confederate officer who was killed by Confederate deserters during the Civil War.
Helpful Resources for New Ellisville Renters
Information on the city's government, as well as employment opportunities and upcoming events, can be found at the City of Ellisville official website.
The Chronicle covers the city's local news, sports and lifestyle stories in both print and its online edition.
Individuals interested in educational pursuits can visit the website for the Jones County Junior College, the area's premier higher education institute.
All About Ellisville
Ellisville has a thriving commerce community, boasting streets lined with specialty shops, clothing boutiques and diverse restaurants. The city hosts several major seasonal festivals throughout the year, including the traditional yet ever-exciting Ellisville Easter Parade and Egg Hunt and the Ellisville Rotary Fest, which features arts and crafts, collectibles and live entertainment. Residents may also enjoy spending time in one of the city's numerous municipal parks and recreation centers. In addition to leisure activities, Ellisville is home to Howard Technology Park, a newly created industrial center that provides the area with technology-based services, research, education and training. The park has become a major fixture and source of economic stability for the city.