Introduction to Hernando, Mississippi
Hernando, Mississippi, in De Soto county, is 24 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. Part of the surrounding Memphis metro area, Hernando is home to some 6,812 residents.
The city was named after Hernando DeSoto, who discovered the Mississippi River in 1541. The city was incorporated in 1840. The first high school of the area was established in 1879. It is in De Soto County, which was founded in 1836.
Hernando and nearby Attractions
- Addie Baldwin Park
- Historic Desoto Museum
- Fuller State Park
- Chucalissa Archaeological Museum
Things To Do In Hernando
Addie Baldwin Park and Church Park can be visited for their range of recreational facilities. The Historic DeSoto Museum may prove interesting to those who wish to learn more about the history of Hernando. Fuller State Park offers facilities for golf and swimming. It also has scenic picnic areas. The city hosts annual festivals like the A-Fair and the Fall Festival.
Memphis International Airport is nearby.
Hernando Higher Education
Northwest Mississippi Community College, the University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are the local centers of higher education.