Brookhaven, Mississippi was founded in 1818 by Samuel Jayne, a 23-year-old storekeeper who named his settlement just south of the Bogue Chitto River “Brookhaven” after his original hometown in New England.
The settlement grew as a trading post with the Choctaw Indians, and when the railroads came through in 1858 Brookhaven experienced another wave of growth. The railroad connected Brookhaven to New Orleans to the south and Memphis to the north. Brookhaven is the county seat of Lincoln County, which was established in 1870 and was named in the honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President.
Brookhaven is that perfect blend of old southern charm mixed with modern amenities. Come stay awhile; we’d love to have you!