Introduction to Clinton, Mississippi
Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds county, is 8 miles W of Jackson, Mississippi and 165 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Jackson metropolitan area. Clinton has a population of 23,347.
Clinton was initially known as Mount Salus, meaning "Mountain of health." It was founded in 1823. The city adopted its current name in 1828 in honor of former New York Governor DeWitt Clinton. The Clinton Riot occurred in the city in September 1875. Mississippi College was established in the city on January 24, 1826, and is the oldest college in the state.
Clinton and nearby Attractions
- Mynelle Gardens
- Jackson Zoological Park
- LeFleur's Bluff State Park
- Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
- Eudora Welty House
- Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum
Things To Do In Clinton
The Robinson Park, Hillman-Berry Park, Traceway Park, Clinton Par and Lakeside Park are some of the local parks. One can enjoy boating and fishing on Wilson Lake and Patrol Lake. One can enjoy shopping at Cobblestnoe Square Shopping Center, Clinton Mall Shopping Center, Springridge Shopping Center, Clinton Plaza Shopping Center and Northside Shopping Center.
Jackson International Airport is nearby.
Clinton Higher Education
Mississippi College is the local college. Jackson State University and Hinds Community College are also nearby.