The area is rich with various activities and events for residents and visitors of all ages. The Ford family is perhaps one of the better-known families in the area. The John Ford house was around before Mississippi was declared a state, and is the oldest frontier style home in the Pearl River Valley. The home had many uses, serving as an inn, territorial post office and a fort. Many well known people have stayed at the Ford home, including General Andrew Jackson and Bishop William McKandree. The home has been preserved, and is open to the public by appointment only.

Marion County has its own "Little Grand Canyon" known to residents as Red Bluff. Red Bluff, located approximately 10 miles northwest of Columbia, was naturally eroded from the Pearl River on its west bank and peaks at 400 feet with over three miles of colorful rocks. The natural landscaping is ideal for fishing and camping.

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