This month’s Mississippi airport highlight finds us in the quiet county of Copiah. With a rich history involving the Choctaw Native Americans, Copiah County’s name means “Calling Panther”, and Copiah County offers many fun and exciting opportunities for a visit.
One of Copiah County’s points of pride is the courthouse which was built in 1902 and recently restored; it offers the original wooden floors and a dome visible from the ground floor. But that’s not the only architectural beauty. Copiah County offers many historic sites to visit when you make a stop at the regional airport whether for aviation fuel or just to see these sites.
All of Copiah County’s towns offer not only the small-town vibe that most people love about Mississippi, but also offer shopping locations in a beautiful setting. The town of Wesson hosts these sights of architectural beauty with shopping locations just a few miles away. And, annually, Wesson offers a city-wide Flea Market for the ultimate shopping experience.
Copiah County not only offers beautiful architectural wonders but is also home to legends of blues music. Take a break at the Robert Johnson Museum while in Copiah County and learn about the legendary blues artist known as The King of the Delta Blues. And each year, Crystal Springs hosts the annual Tommy Johnson Blues Festival, honoring Tommy Johnson, an influential blues singer from Mississippi.
When you fly into the Copiah County Airport, Chautauqua Park, a 74-acre park with a lake, springs, and walking trails are only 16 short miles away. The Tree Top Trail’s boardwalk leads over springs and through trees where it ends at the Chautauqua Spring House that shelters the spring that once supplied drinking water to the Crystal Springs Area. Or, you can walk the Trail of Tranquility.
‘Tis the season for all things Halloween and Christmas! And Chautauqua Park offers Park Lights Fright Nights, a drive-through light show the week of Halloween, and from Thanksgiving night until Christmas night, they offer a Christmas light show.
Should you decide to fly to Copiah County Airport, whether for fuel or just for a getaway, there are a lot of offerings. From blues music to shopping and historical sites to fun events, Copiah County has a lot of options.
And if any of these reasons bring you to Copiah County, the Copiah County Airport is located between the county seat of Hazelhurst and Crystal Springs on Airport Lane, a mere 3-4 mile trip to whichever city you’re visiting. With no landing or ramp fees, the regional airport offers 100LL aviation fuel so you can refuel while you’re there, and it’s recently been upgraded to 24/7 self-service. The airport also offers two 18/36 asphalt runways that are 4007 x 75 ft and a view of beautiful, rolling hills and plentiful trees in a secluded area to land.
Copiah County Airport offers pilots, and travelers alike, a nice and roomy lobby that has been newly renovated.
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