Introduction to Horn Lake, Mississippi
Horn Lake, Mississippi, in De Soto county, is 13 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Memphis metropolitan area with. Horn Lake contains a population of approximately 14,099.
Horn Lake History
Horn Lake derived its name from an ox-bow lake, which was actually a riverbed of the Mississippi River previously. Originally, the Chickasaw Indians inhabited this area. In the 18th century, the river changed its course and all that was left was a body of water that looked like a cow horn, hence the name Horn Lake. The first post office of the area was established in 1853. The city was incorporated in 1973.
Horn Lake and nearby Attractions
- Horn Lake Community Park
- Historic DeSoto Museum
- Memphis Zoo
- Pink Palace Museum
Things To Do In Horn Lake
One can enjoy a range of recreational facilities that are offered at the Horn Lake Community Park. Arkabutla Lake is a major attraction for hunters, campers, hikers and fishermen. The Memphis Zoo is popular among children and families. The Pink Palace Museum and the Historic DeSoto Museum reveal various interesting historical facts. Every year, the city hosts the Horn Lake Fall Festival.
Horn Lake Transportation
Memphis International is the nearest major airport.
Horn Lake Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at the University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, The University of Tennessee or at Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus.