Introduction to Indianola, Mississippi
Indianola was initially known as Indian Bayou and was inhabited by the Choctaw Indians. In 1882, it was renamed Eureka. The city was also named Belengate before it adopted its present name. It was established on the site of an ancient Indian camp. According to a folk etymology, the city was named after an Indian princess named "Ola." Indianola was incorporated in 1886.
Indianola and nearby Attractions
- Indianola Shopping Center
- Highway 61 Blues Museum
- Florewood River Plantation State Park
- Casey Jones Museum
- Lake Chicot State Park
Things To Do In Indianola
The Indianola Country Club is a delight for golf enthusiasts. The Indianola Shopping Center is also great a great place to spend leisure hours. In addition, the city hosts the B.B. King Homecoming Festival every year.
Mid Delta Airport is nearby.
Indianola Higher Education
Mississippi Delta Community College, Mississippi Valley State University and Delta State University are some of the nearest colleges and universities.