Introduction to Osceola, Arkansas
Osceola, Arkansas, in Mississippi county, is 38 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee. The city has a population of 8,875.
Osceola was named after the Seminole chief. It was incorporated on January 12, 1853. Osceola saw guerilla fighting during the days of the American Civil War. It was in favor of Arkansas seceding from the Union. It also saw racial disharmony. The introduction of the railways and its closeness to river transportation contributed to its growth. The city gradually acquired an industrial base. It is one of the two county seats of Mississippi County, which was established on November 1, 1833, and named after the Mississippi River.
Osceola and nearby Attractions
- Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Hampson Museum State Park
- Mississippi County Historical Center
- Parkin Archeological State Park
Things To Do In Osceola
Osceola offers many recreational facilities for visitors and residents. You can visit the Arts Council of Ritz Civic Center and the Fort Pillow State park. The city also has many houses of worship. One can tour Kingdom Hall, Cavalry Baptist Church, and Pilgrim Rest Church. Book lovers can visit the Osceola Branch Mississippi County Library. Osceola also hosts the annul Heritage Music Festival.
Air transport facilities are available at Millington Municipal Airport.
Osceola Higher Education
University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Southwest Tennessee Community College are some of the institutes that provide higher education facilities.