to the WATER VALLEY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!
The Chamber has served our community since 1964. We're pleased to work together with our businesses and community leaders to strengthen the local economy and increase opportunities for our residents not only for this generation, but also for generations to come. Together we grow Water Valley.
An early settler established a stagecoach stand near what is now Water Valley. In 1848 the town of Oakland, Mississippi, was chartered on the site. When the first census was taken in 1840, Yalobusha County had a population of 12,248. Throughout the 1800s, the town developed as a lucrative stop for the Illinois Central Railroad. Today Water Valley depends largely on manufacturing and agriculture as its economic mainstays. But once a hub for the Illinois Central Railroad, Water Valley is home to the Casey Jones Railroad Museum, and houses an extensive collection of rare photographs and memorabilia. From Turnage’s original soda fountain, to the Veterans Monument, historical sites are tucked away in various pockets of the city and county that embody the town’s rich history.
We strive to promote economic vitality and strength in the Water Valley area and be a leading public policy advocate for business people, to provide valuable services to our members, and to participate fully and partner in activities that improve the economy and quality of life.