Introduction to Philadelphia, Mississippi
Philadelphia was originally known as Neshoba Courthouse. The charter was signed in 1841 by President Martin Van Buren. It was incorporated as a municipality and renamed Philadelphia in 1903. The city was named after Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The emergence of the railroad helped in the development and prosperity of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia and nearby Attractions
- Valley View Shopping Center
- Westside Park
- Northside Park
- Saint Francis Episcopal Church
Things To Do In Philadelphia
The Northside Park, Westside Park, and the Dewitt-Deweese Memorial Park are popular among tourists for their recreational facilities. The city's churches, such as the Philadelphia Church of God and the Saint Francis Episcopal Church, are worth paying a visit to. One can go on a shopping spree at the Valley View Shopping Center. The local celebrations such as the Ham Jam Arts Festival, Neshoba County Fair, and Pow-Wow, draw hordes of tourists every year.
Air transportation facilities are provided by the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
Philadelphia Higher Education
Colleges and universities near the city include Meridian Community College, Mississippi State University, Holmes Community College, and Mississippi University for Women.