Bordering the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in northeastern Mississippi, Columbus features a number of antebellum homes and the scenic campus of Mississippi University for Women. Tree-canopied streets frame Greek Revival and Italianate mansions, historic churches, and picturesque residential neighborhoods. The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway features an elaborate system of locks and dams, creating a multitude of creeks, rivers, and swamps. Rolling hills of pine and oak form a contrasting backdrop for acres of fields dotted with farms and livestock. Historic Friendship Cemetery, the site of America''s first Memorial Day observance, features ornate monuments and markers over 150 years old.