"Gateway to Mississippi"
Welcome to our Official home. Located near
the borders of two states - Alabama and Tennessee, the city
lies in the extreme northeast corner of the state in
Tishomingo County. Iuka and Tishomingo County are rich
in heritage, rich in nature, rich in history and rich in
Iuka was named after a Chickasaw Indian
camped near the Mineral Springs to partake of the medicinal
waters. You can read more about Chief Iuka on our
In the late 1870's many came to Iuka's springs to seek
refuge since yellow fever has taken such heavy tolls
everywhere. Iuka eventually became a health resort,
where resort hotels were built and the town thrived.
Iuka won national acclaim when, in 1904, Iuka's mineral
springs water was awarded a gold medal and diploma for
the purest and best mineral water at the World's Fair in St.