Introduction to Holly Springs, Mississippi
Holly Springs, Mississippi, in Marshall county, is 43 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee. There are an estimated 7,957 people in the city.
Holly Springs History
The Chickasaw Indians discovered the area where natural springs flowed through the hills of holly trees. The area was originally called Suavatooky. This area became a meeting place for explorers and traders, who called it Holly Springs. Gradually, Holly Springs developed as a center for agriculture, commerce and law. It was incorporated in 1837. Holly Springs gradually recovered from the damage that was caused during the Civil War.
Holly Springs and nearby Attractions
- Marshall County Historical Museum
- Wall Doxey State Park
- Chewalla Lake & Holly Springs National Forest
- Kirkwood National Golf Club
Things To Do In Holly Springs
Marshall County Historical Museum is an interesting place to visit. The Wall Doxey State Park is well-known for its recreational facilities. One can also visit the Chewalla Lake or the Holly Springs National Forest to enjoy fishing and swimming. The Kirkwood National Golf Club is popular among local golfers. Festivals like the Ida B. Wells Arts and Crafts Family Festival and Kudzu Festival are hosted by the city.
Holly Springs Transportation
Memphis International Airport offers air transportation opportunities.
Holly Springs Higher Education
Rust College is situated in Holly Springs. Other nearby higher educational institutes include the University of Mississippi, Northwest Mississippi Community College and Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus.