About Starkville, Mississippi
Starkville is a city in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. It is the county seat of Oktibbeha County. The population was 23,888 at the 2010 census. The campus of Mississippi State University is partially located in Starkville.Starkville, also known as "Starkvegas" or "Starkpatch" is considered the Crowned Jewel of the Golden Triangle region of northeast Mississippi which consists of Starkville, Columbus, and West Point.The campus of Mississippi State University is located adjacent to the east of Starkville. As of the fall of 2008, MSU is the state of Mississippi's largest university with 17,824 undergraduates , more than 4,000 graduate students, and more than 1,300 staff. The university is also the largest employer of Starkville. Students have created a ready audience for the Magnolia Film Festival. Held every February, it is the oldest film festival in the state. Other major events held in Starkville and heavily supported by the MSU Student Body are the Dudy Gras Parade, Cotton District Arts Festival, Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival, Old Main Music Festival, Ragtime Music Festival, and Bulldog Bash.