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A picturesque city with enormous vision, Starkville has an illustrious history, a track record of academic excellence and a warm Southern sophistication all its own. Part of Oktibbeha County and the Golden Triangle, Starkville serves as hub for the area’s innovative, technology-based ventures.

Plus, the Convention and Visitors Bureau is equipped to orchestrate memorable experiences for vacationers and conference attendees alike, and the Main Street Association focuses on the vitality of the Downtown District. We hope this guide serves you well as a starting point in learning about all things Starkville. Won’t you come and stay a while?

history

The early settlement of the Starkville area began after the Choctaw inhabitants of Oktibbeha County surrendered their claims to land in the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830. Settlers were drawn to the Starkville area because of two large springs. Southwest of town, a mill sold clapboards, which gave the town its original name, Boardtown. In 1835, Boardtown was established as the county seat of Oktibbeha County and its name was changed to Starkville in honor of Revolutionary War hero Gen. John Stark.

location

Starkville is located in Northeast Mississippi’s Golden Triangle, 30 miles west of the Alabama state line and 115 miles south of the Tennessee state line. It is accessible by U.S. Highway 82 and state highways 12, 25 and 389, providing access to Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; Atlanta, Georgia; New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Distance in Miles to Starkville from:
Atlanta, Georgia: 287
Baton Rouge, Louisiana: 299
Birmingham, Alabama: 144
Columbus, Georgia: 270
Jackson, Mississippi: 125
Jackson, Tennessee: 171
Little Rock, Arkansas: 316
Macon, Georgia: 370
Memphis, Tennessee: 180
Mobile, Alabama: 226
Montgomery, Alabama: 188
Nashville, Tennessee: 281
New Orleans, Louisiana: 293
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: 84

Source: Google Maps

climate & weather

Starkville enjoys a mild climate, with summer temperatures in the 80s and winter temperatures in the 40s. The warmest month of the year is July, while the coldest is January. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the wettest month being March.

Average Annual Climatologic Summary
Month High Low Rain
January 53˚ F31˚ F5 .39”
February 58˚ F34˚ F5 .71”
March 66˚ F41˚ F4 .84”
April 74˚ F50˚ F4 .92”
May 82˚ F59˚ F4 .57”
June 89˚ F67˚ F4 .17”
July 92˚ F71˚ F4 .13”
August 91˚ F69˚ F4 .09”
September 86˚ F62˚ F3. 43”
October 76˚ F50˚ F4 .09”
November 66˚ F41˚ F4 .65”
December 56˚ F33˚ F5 .20”

Source: www.weather.com

taxes

Sales Tax: 7%
Personal Income Tax: 3-5%
Property Tax: No state property tax

licenses

Oktibbeha County Seat-Starkville
Tax Assessor & Collector
Courthouse: 101 E. Main St., Starkville
662-323-1273
Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Driver’s License
Driver’s License Bureau
987 Mississippi Hwy. 182, Starkville
662-323-5316

Marriage License
Oktibbeha County City Clerk
101 E. Main St., Starkville
662-323-5834
Birth certificate and blood test are required. Age requirement is 21 years; parental consent forms must be signed if either partner is under 21. Fee is $22.

government

Oktibbeha County
101 E. Main St., Starkville
662-323-5834

Starkville
City Hall, 101 Lampkin St., Starkville
662-323-4583

public safety

Emergency
Police, fire, ambulance or rescue
911

Non Emergency

Starkville Police
662-323-4134

Oktibbeha County Sheriff
662-323-2421

Starkville Fire Department
662-323-2962

utilities

Electricity & Natural Gas

Starkville Utilities
200 N. Lafayette St., Starkville
662-323-3133

4-County Electric Power Association
1808 Hwy. 25 S., Starkville
662-324-4300
www.4county.org

Atmos Energy
402 University Drive, Starkville
888-286-6700
www.atmosenergy.com

Water & Sewer

Water/Sewer Department
Curry St., Starkville
662-323-3505

Solid Waste Management

Golden Triangle Solid Waste Management Authority
2505 Old West Point Road, Starkville
662-324-7566

Telephone/Telecommunications

CSpire Fiber to Home
337 Hwy. 12 W., Starkville
855-277-4735

health care – Medical Facilities

OCH Regional Medical Center
400 Hospital Road, Starkville
662-323-4320

Carrington Nursing Center
307 Reed Road, Starkville
662-323-2202

Montgomery Gardens Assisted Living by Americare
4348 Old Hwy. 12, Starkville
662-649-6003

Starkville Manor
1001 Hospital Road, Starkville
662-323-6360

Retirement Living

Boardtown Village
905 N. Montgomery St., Starkville
662-323-3461

The Claiborne at Adelaide
1980 South Montgomery St., Starkville
662-268-9555

Education – Public Schools

Starkville Oktibbeha School District
401 Greensboro St., Starkville
662-324-4050

Starkville-Oktibbeha County Public Library
System, 326 University Drive, Starkville
662-323-2766

Independent Education

Starkville Academy
505 Academy Road, Starkville
662-323-7814

Starkville Christian School
305 Lynn Lane, Starkville
662-323-7453

Higher Education

Mississippi State University
2 Hardy Blvd., Starkville
662-325-2323

East Mississippi Community College,
Golden Triangle Campus, P.O. Box 100, Mayhew
662-243-1900

Media/Communications – Newspaper

Starkville Daily News,
304 Lampkin St., Starkville
662-323-1642
www.starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Dispatch
101 S. Lafayette St., Starkville
662-323-2424
www.cdispatch.com

Television

MaxxSouth Broadband,
911 Hwy. 12W, Ste. 202B, Starkville
(800) 457-5351

CSpire Fiber to Home
337 Hwy. 12 W., Starkville
662-323-4488

Transportation – Automobile

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
404 Hwy. 12 W., Starkville
662-323-3389

U-Save Car & Truck Rental
205 Hwy. 12 W., Starkville
662-461-7368

Rapid Transit

SMART Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit
662-325-5204

Airport

Oktibbeha Airport
1620 Camps Airport Rd., Starkville
662-323-3515

Golden Triangle Regional Airport
2080 Airport Road, Columbus
662-327-4422

Employment Resources

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
409 Industrial Park Road, Starkville
662-323-9594

WIN Job Center
West Point (662) 243-2647
Mayhew (662) 243-1751

Express Employment Professionals
100 Starr Ave., Suite A, Starkville
662-323-4070

The CPI Group, LLC
112 5th St. N., Columbus
662-328-1042

Wise Staffing Group
125 Chubby Drive, Columbus
(662) 327-2505