Introduction to Batesville, Mississippi
Batesville, Mississippi, in Panola county, is 58 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. As of the year 2000 census, 7,113 people lived in Batesville.
Batesville was originally inhabited by Chickasaw Indians. The arrival of the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad enabled the town to develop as a business center. It was named after Jim Bates, a railroad official and a well-known local Methodist minister. Batesville was incorporated in 1866. It is one of the county seats of Panola County, which was founded on February 9, 1836.
Batesville and nearby Attractions
- Shoppers Square Shopping Center
- George P. Cossar State Park
- Casey Jones Railroad Museum
- John W Kyle State Park
- Wall Doxey State Park
Things To Do In Batesville
Batesville has several parks and playgrounds, including Patton Lane Park and American League Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Shoppers Square Shopping Center. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Panola Country Club. The town also organizes the SpringFest every May.
Air transportation is available from Memphis International Airport.
Batesville Higher Education
Northwest Mississippi Community College, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus and the University of Mississippi offer higher educational facilities.