Introduction to Greenwood, Mississippi
The first European settlement was founded by John Williams in 1830 as a trading post. It was incorporated in 1844 as Greenwood. The city was named honoring Chief Greenwood Leflore. During the Civil War, the city played a vital role in the renowned Siege of Vicksburg. The end of the Civil War decreased the cotton industry and negatively impacted the thriving economy of the city.
Greenwood and nearby Attractions
- Eastgate Shopping Center
- Cottonlandia Museum
- Veterans Memorial Park
- Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum & Gallery
Things To Do In Greenwood
Residents and tourists love shopping at the Eastgate Shopping Center and the Greenwood Mall. Wagner Park and the Veterans Memorial Park are popular for the recreation that they offer. The Cottonlandia Museum is a notable place to visit. Fans of the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson can visit the Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum and Gallery, which has been dedicated to him.
Jackson International Airport provides air transportation.
Greenwood Higher Education
Mississippi Valley State University, Mississippi Delta Community College, Holmes Community College and Delta State University are all nearby.