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Overview

Introduction to Holly Springs, Mississippi

Holly Springs, Mississippi, in Marshall county, is 43 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee.

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.

People

Total Population 7,572
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,358
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 21.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,956
% Above Poverty Level 72.3%
% Below Poverty Level 27.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $547
Median House Value $74,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 81.2%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 2.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Holly Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 43 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 38635
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38634, 38649
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.767
Longitude -89.448

Holly Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HOLLY SPRINGS 4 N
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Station INDEPENDENCE 1 W
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station UNIVERSITY
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 57.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Holly Springs, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ida B Wells Station (38634)

Mount Pleasant (38635, 38649)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abbeville 447 $56,500
Ashland 524 $60,536
Byhalia 1,358 $33,393
Hickory Flat 729 $34,659
Potts Camp 525 $39,167
Snow Lake Shores 354 $42,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Holly Springs Public Libraries

Library
Marshall County Library
109 EAST GHOLSON AVENUE
Holly Springs, Mississippi
(662) 252-3823
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Holly Springs Hospitals

ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
(Proprietary)
1430 EAST SALEM
(662) 551-1352
Emergency Service: Yes

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Holly Springs High Schools

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HOLLY SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
165 N WALTHALL STREET
662-252-4371
A Title I School.
Serves 833 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

H W BYERS ATTENDANCE CENTER
4178 HWY 72 EAST
662-851-7826
A Title I School.
Serves 833 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

HOLLY SPRINGS VOC TECH
410 EAST FALCONER
662-252-2071
A Vocational School

HOLLY SPRINGS ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
325 EAST FALCONER AVENUE
662-252-7734
A Non-traditional School

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