Introduction to Leland, Mississippi
Captain James Alexander Feltus purchased a plantation in the present day city of Leland in January of 1876. The Memphis and Vicksburg Railroad first entered the area in October of 1882. The city adopted its current name on February 16, 1885. Leland was incorporated as a town on February 20, 1886. It became the City of Leland in March 1929. It is also the hometown of Jim Henson, a renowned puppeteer in the history of American television.
Leland and nearby Attractions
- Old Number 1 Firehouse Museum
- Greenville Public Golf Course
- Winterville Indian Mounds State Park
- Lake Chicot State Park
- Florewood River Plantation
Things To Do In Leland
Golfers can spend their free hours at the Greenville Public Golf Course or the Greenwood Country Club. The Highway 61 Blues Museum and the Old Number 1 Firehouse Museum are also popular local spots. One can also plan a trip to the Winterville Indian Mounds State Park.
Mid Delta Regional Airport is nearby.
Leland Higher Education
Delta State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Holmes Community College, Mississippi Delta Community College and many other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.