Everyone loves an underdog, especially when he packs a punch.
In the classic movie Rocky, the Italian Stallion, a nobody from Philly, faces the world-renowned heavyweight champion Apollo Creed. As with most talented and famous people, Apollo underestimates the underdog’s abilities. What should have been an easy win for Apollo ended up being a split decision because the judges couldn’t decide who won.
If you went by the crowd’s chants, though, it was obvious who showed the most determination and courage during the fight. By the end of the night, the “nobody” had a name, and it was being chanted by hundreds of people on live television.
Never Underestimate an Underdog
Often, people misunderstand and judge rural towns as if they are “less than” bigger, more well-known cities. But we know the truth.
Rural towns, like Corinth, boast of rich culture, family values, unique entertainment, and a wealth of community. Faces don’t get lost in the crowd. People know your name. And your contributions to the town are felt across the community.
When we think about Alcorn County, this especially rings true. So, we’ve compiled a list of the top reasons that Alcorn County packs a punch, and why it’s actually a wonderful place to live!
10 Ways Alcorn County Packs a Punch
1. Strong Sense of Community
When a community remains pretty small, there’s a bigger opportunity for people to take care of each other. Everyone knows everyone in Alcorn County, but not in a bad way. It’s in a “How is your mom,” “We are bringing food over for you,” “How can I help,” and a “Let me take the kids for the weekend” kind of way.
2. Beautiful Nature
Most people around the country enjoy a view of surrounding buildings, asphalt, and congested streets when they look out the windows of their homes. Not in Alcorn County. Here, residents enjoy luscious landscapes of green fields and trees, unobstructed sunrises/sunsets, and wildlife.
3. Annual Events
With events like the Slugburger Festival in the Summer, Alcorn County Fair in the Fall, Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Winter, and Downtown Throwdown in the Spring, you can always count on something to do. Locals attend the same year-round events happening every year as a tradition.
4. Live Music & Shows
Every week on Thursday night, downtown Corinth hosts “Pickin’ on the Square,” which is a free bluegrass concert that happens right in front of the courthouse. For great musicals and shows, Corinth Theatre-Arts thrives with local talent! We recommend following their Facebook page to keep up with upcoming shows like Sweeney Todd and A Christmas Story.
5. Affordable Cost of Living
The median home cost in Alcorn County is $107,200 as compared to the national median home cost of $291,700! It’s a great place to buy your first home instead of renting for years! The overall cost of living index is 75 in Alcorn County, which is 25 points lower than the national average!
6. Rich History
In West Corinth located in Shiloh National Military Park, people from all over the country visit the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, which is a museum all about the Civil War. Civil War buffs may also visit the Corinth National Cemetery, Corinth Contraband Camp, and the Crossroads Museum. On a lighter note, Corinth runs a Coke Museum where people may receive a Coke float while visiting!
7. Conducive for Work from Home Employees
More and more college graduates are choosing to return to Alcorn County when they find a remote position! High-speed, fiber-optic internet allows remote workers to tune in to important meetings and to connect with their teams without missing a beat. It’s not just college graduates who benefit from this! Alcorn County is also seeing an influx from large cities around the country when people decide they want to experience a more fulfilled lifestyle in a charming small town.
8. Charming Downtown Scene in Corinth
As part of the Mississippi Main Street Association’s initiative to revive historic downtowns across the state, Corinth’s downtown continues to grow! One special downtown gem is Borrum’s Drug Store (the oldest drugstore in Mississippi) which still serves old-fashioned cream sodas and slugburgers every day. Downtown also includes Shirley Dawg’s, Vicari, Canyon Moon Boutique, and many more shops and restaurants!
9. First Rural Cooperative in the Country
Alcorn County community leaders banded together in 1934 to raise the standard of living for their families and the rest of the county by creating the first rural electric cooperative. These heroes pioneered the way to electricity for even the remotest locations, so that everyone could enjoy a better quality of life. That spirit of entrepreneurism still drives the residents of Alcorn County to open businesses and bring even more culture, art, and business to this day.
10. ACE Fiber Internet
Within that rich vein of culture and community, ACE Power created the subsidiary ACE Fiber with a similar mission: to drive innovation and economic development in Alcorn County by providing access to the fastest fiber-optic network in America while maintaining our commitment to unprecedented service.
Here at ACE Fiber, we call it, “The speed you need and the service you deserve.” With competitive speeds that pack a punch, low rates, and excellent customer service, we understand this incredible community in Alcorn County because we live here! And we want to be part of making Alcorn County one of the best places to live in the country for years to come!
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