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The Cotton District, Starkville

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The Cotton District is a community located in Starkville, Mississippi. It was founded by Dan Camp, who was the developer, owner and property manager of much of the area. It is significant for its use of traditional architecture and as an example of traditional neighborhood development practices in the 1960s.

The Cotton District has elements of Greek Revival mixed with Classical or Victorian. Many of these ideas came from Camp's own travels to Europe and parts of the United States, like Charleston and New Orleans. The Cotton District is a walkable neighborhood that contains some restaurants and bars in addition to hundreds of unique residential units, many which are filled by college students and young professionals.

The area is home to the annual Cotton District Arts Festival which now boasts as many as 40,000 attendants each year. It also hosts the annual Bulldog Bash, which draws over 20,000 people for the festival's free concerts and has featured artists such as Third Eye Blind, Gavin Degraw, Sister Hazel, Howie Day, Will Hoge and Edwin McCain among others.

Starkville is adjacent to the campus of Mississippi State University and is also a registered retirement community.
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  • Lots of fun bars and places to eat. And they are all right next to each other. Park once and roam around for the afternoon. Go to the Bin. Visit Two Brothers Smokehouse. Have a perfect cocktail at...  more »
  • Cute area of shops and restaurants in a beautiful college town. Close to campus and hotels. Great place for lunch or dinner.  more »
  • Nice walkable neighborhood. Could use another place to eat. Parking is always tough.
  • Nice area of Starkville on the way to campus

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