From its earliest days as a thriving cotton port on the Tombigbee River to it now being known as “the chemical manufacturing capital of Northeast Mississippi”, Aberdeen is a city rich in history.
Aberdeen’s a great place… great for business, great for living… and great for retiring.
Aberdeen is located on the west bank of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, which connects the Port of Mobile, Alabama to the remainder of the United States. Complete shipping facilities are available to business and industry at the Port of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen is the county seat of Monroe County. It is also the seat of Monroe County Circuit Court, Monroe County Chancery Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.
Aberdeen is home to industry – Westlake Chemical, Kemira, Aberdeen Machine Works, Lee’s Precast, Comer Packing, Eutaw Construction and Monroe Kut… plus Tronox Chemical in the nearby Hamilton Community.
Aberdeen is a major destination for sportsmen from throughout the region, who fish the crappie and catfish-laden waters of the Aberdeen and Columbus Lakes on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway.
The Aberdeen public school system includes 140 classrooms on six campuses covering 116 acres. There are three gymnasiums, an 1800 seat “multi sportsplex”, a vocational educational complex, six libraries, and a media center holding 35,000 books, DVDs and audio and video tapes. Aberdeen has an all-day, pre-kindergarten program.
Pioneer Community Hospital of Aberdeen provides acute care and 24-hour emergency service with a guaranteed maximum wait time of fifteen minutes. Pioneer offers physical therapy and sports medicine, geriatric psychiatry, outpatient behavioral health for those 18 years of age and older, a sleep center for intensive sleep studies, full-service respiratory therapy and laboratory, general surgery, assisted living, independent living and an outpatient specialty physicians facility.
Blue Bluff Recreation Area, located on the Aberdeen Lake section of the waterway, provides fishing, boating, hunting, and camping on 92 full hook-up campsites. Facilities in the recreation area include boat ramps, paved parking lots, covered pavilions, picnic tables, white sand beaches, swimming areas, and playgrounds.
Homes and buildings in Aberdeen provide examples of Greek Revival, Spanish, Carpenter Gothic, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Dutch Colonial, Swiss Chateau, Tudor, Japaneseque, and Art Deco styles.
Aberdeen opens its antebellum and Victorian homes to the public each Spring during pilgrimage. Daily tours are available year-round at The Magnolias, built in 1850. This beautiful antebellum house was purchased by Clarence Day of Memphis and given to the City of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen is governed by a Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The population is approximately 6,500 (2000 census). Aberdeen is 230 feet above sea level, has a mean annual temperature of 62°F, and an average annual rainfall of 55 inches.
Virtually all denominations are represented among the more than 40 churches located in and around Aberdeen, as well as a number of nondenominational congregations.
In summation, Aberdeen is a wonderful town in which to live, worship, work and play!