Jackson is known as the "Sunshine Parish," both for its natural beauty and for the legacy of its famous native son, Jimmie Davis. The former Louisiana governor was also a country singer who wrote the official state song "You Are My Sunshine." Jimmie Davis State Park, named in his honor, offers camping and access to Caney Lake, a trophy bass-fishing destination. The history of the rural parish is on display in Jonesboro at the Jackson Heritage Museum, while historic sites like the antebellum Simms-Ellis House in Clay, the Clay-Wilder Home in Chatham and the nearby Brooklyn Methodist Church all help tell the area's story. In Jonesboro, locals and visitors welcome springtime with the Sunshine Festival & Antique Car Show each April, and downtown transforms into a "Christmas Wonderland in the Pines" for the holiday season with millions of lights strung on homes and businesses and family events held each weekend.