The annual list of Main Streets Across America, celebrates streets in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that embrace a strong sense of community and a commitment to creating an environment where people want to live, work and play.
The streets featured in Main Streets Across America were selected based on four primary categories of community attributes that reflect strong ‘main street’ values like a strong local business presence, community gathering spots, celebrations of history and traditions, and diverse social events and activities.
Mississippi is represented this year by the Oxford Square.
A trip through the Main Streets Across America interactive map reveals many interesting features and facts about these streets and their communities, both current and historical.
The Main Streets Across America website said, “For 180 years, ‘The Square’ has been the heart of Oxford, pumping life into this northern Mississippi town that calls itself the cultural mecca and art center of the South. This is a place to come savor — or to put down roots, and stay.”
“As a company, a corporate citizen and a community partner, we at National Life Group believe that main street values still exist and that a handshake, a friendly smile and a personal greeting still mean something in business and in life,” said Mehran Assadi, Chairman, CEO and President, National Life Group. “We strive to live by those main street values every day.”