Experience the Historic District of Como MS

Real Estate Agent with Bob Leigh & Assoc., LLC

Experience the Historic District of Como MS

Como MS, that small town of approximately 1,500 people that borders the Mississippi Delta, is known for 3 things:  The Como Steakhouse, Bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell, and beautiful old homes.  I call these homes "character homes".

Como MS home

Como MS is located in north Panola County about 45 minutes south of Memphis TN.  To get to the historic district of Como MS, take the Como MS exit off of I-55 and head west.  Stay in the right lane and turn at the Mississippi Blues Trail Sign.  This row of old buildings along with the homes and churches located on the neighboring roads make up the historic district of Como MS.

The Como Steakhouse serves wonderful steaks that are prepared over open charcoal pits.  They also offer salmon, shrimp, chicken and catfish.  This restaurant is housed in a 125 year old former mercantile store.  The attire is casual and reservations are recommended for weekends.  The address is 201 S. Main and the phone number is 662-526-9529. 

Como Steakhouse


Bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell (1904-1972) is often credited as being the father of Hill Country Blues.  As with many great blues artists, McDowell was very popular in Europe where he toured with The Rolling Stones.  There is an historic monument on Main Street to mark the memory of Mississippi FredHill Country Blues McDowell.  For more information on Hill Country Blues, visit the Hill Country Blues Facebook Fan Page.


Como MS is also known for its many distinctive homes, "character homes".  Architect Andrew Johnson (1844-1921), originally of Sweden, designed many of the famous homes, churches, and other buildings in the Mid-South area.

 Como MS Victorian


 Currently, there are 4 homes for sale in and around Como MS that are over 100 years old. 

The youngest is a 103-year old Victorian with 12 foot ceilings and updated kitchen on a 1 acre lot.  It is offered at $144,500. 

The second one is a 110-year old, 3,000 sqare foot home on 2 acres.  This home has a beautifully remodeled kitchen and is offered at an incredible $155,000. 

Also in Como MS is a 134-year old Victorian that underwent renovation about 4 years ago.  It is offered at $220,000.

Finally, there is a 175-year old farmhouse on 77 acres with a guest house on the property.  It is offered at $595,000.

If you are interested in distinctive "homes with character" in Como MS or Senatobia MS, call Pam at 662-560-8402.

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Comments (6)

Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

Interesting post about your area.  I love the charm of the historic homes. Nice presentation.

Apr 01, 2010 12:50 AM
Pam Simpson
Bob Leigh & Assoc., LLC - Senatobia, MS
GRI, Broker-Assoc.

Thank you , Diane.  I also love all the craftmenship that went into building these older homes.

Apr 01, 2010 01:51 AM
Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO

What a wonderful post! Beautiful pictures and area!

Thank you very much for sharing!


Apr 02, 2010 05:30 AM
Pam Simpson
Bob Leigh & Assoc., LLC - Senatobia, MS
GRI, Broker-Assoc.

Adam, thanks so much.  I live a little north of here but we come here for the steakhouse and I love these older homes.

Apr 02, 2010 09:15 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Pam. Gayle sent me over and I am glad she did. I too live in a small town. Wonderful character homes.

Apr 21, 2015 12:50 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Pam, you have been *FEATURED* in Tuesday Travelogue! Know that your localism posts have longevity!

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