West Point is a city in Clay County, Mississippi, in the Golden Triangle region of the state. West Point has a rich heritage with generations of family lineage calling it home. Historically the area has a blend of African American, White and Native American lineage.
Golden Triangle counties–Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha–share one of the state’s busiest airports. The Tenn-Tom, a new commercial waterway linking the section with barge traffic traversing the eastern half of the nation, joins major rail lines and national highways in fashioning a promising infrastructure for additional development.
Old Waverly Golf Club, located outside of West Point and recognized as one of Mississippi’s top golf courses, hosted the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open, which was won by Juli Inkster. West Point Country Club is three minutes from downtown West Point and offers 18 rounds of golf, swimming, tennis and a club house. Payne Field was an advanced Aviation School operated from May 1918 to March 1920. About 1,500 pilots were trained there. It is recognized as the first airfield in the state of Mississippi.