City of Picayune
NEWS: The City Council Districts are being redrawn
due to the recent annexation. Click images below for the current and newly
proposed Council District maps.
Truly, we take pride in our City motto, "A precious coin in the purse of the South." Named for a Spanish coin called a picayune by the French inhabitants
of New Orleans, the city was originally chartered in 1904.
Then known as a railroad stop on the Norfolk-Southern line where
steam engines were added for the trip north, up the steepening
grade, the City quickly grew at the height of the timber boom as
giant stands of virgin yellow pine were cut and shipped all over the
world in the early 1900s.
Today, the City of Picayune enters the new millennium with the best
of its future yet to come.