Aberdeen is the county seat of Monroe County, Mississippi, United States.
As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,612. Located on the banks of the Tombigbee River, Aberdeen was one of the busiest Mississippi ports of the 19th century. Cotton was heavily traded in town, and for a time Aberdeen was Mississippi's second largest city.
Today Aberdeen retains many historic structures from this period, with over 200 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
In the spring of each year, Aberdeen hosts pilgrimages to its historic antebellum homes.
The most prominent of these antebellum homes is The Magnolias, which was built in 1850.
Located just outside the city, Aberdeen Lock and Dam forms Aberdeen Lake, a popular recreational area.
Aberdeen Lock and Dam is part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway system.
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How did Mississippi earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Mississippi has a state sales tax of 7.00%. Of particular interest is that Mississippi does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Mississippi has an effective property tax rate of 0.80%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Mississippi earned its state tax grade of A.
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