About This Place
Houston is a city in and one of two county seats of Chickasaw County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 4,079 at the 2000 census. The land on which Houston, MS resides was donated to the city by Judge Joel Pinson on the condition that it would be named for Sam Houston, a childhood friend.
In 1909, Houston become home to the first Carnegie library in the state after L.B. Reid, then-superintendent of schools, wrote to Andrew Carnegie telling of the need for a public library. Houston hosts the Mississippi Flywheel Festival both in April and September of every year.
Houston is located at 33°53′53″N 89°0′6″W / 33.89806°N 89.00167°W / 33.89806; -89.00167 (33.898090, -89.001646).