Introduction to Marianna, Arkansas
Marianna, Arkansas, in Lee county, is 47 miles SW of Memphis, Tennesse.As of the year 2000 census, 5,181 people lived in Marianna.
Mary Ann Martin Harland sold her property for the site of the town. In fact, the community was named after her. The first inhabitants of the area were the Indians. Spanish explorer Hernando De Sotto was perhaps the first tourist to come to the area in 1541. A century later, the French explorers Marquett and Jolliet visited the area. It is the county seat of Lee County, which was founded on April 17, 1873, and was named after Robert E. Lee, a Confederate General.
Marianna and nearby Attractions
- Marianna - Lee County Museum
- St.Francis National Forest
- Central Delta Depot Museum
- Parkin Archeological State Park
Things To Do In Marianna
You can visit Louisiana Purchase State Park and Village Creek State Park while in the city. It is also worth visiting the many churches in the area including Saint Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church, First United Pentecoastal Church, and Saint Andrews Catholic Church, amongst others. Those interested in shopping can visit the Plaza Shopping Center.
The Memphis International Airport is nearby.
Marianna Higher Education
Northwest Mississippi Community College, University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and several other colleges and universities offer facility for higher education.