Introduction to Richland, Mississippi
Richland, Mississippi, in Rankin county, is located 4 miles S of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and is 158 miles N of Orleans, Louisiana. The people of the city are in the Jackson metropolitan area. Richland has a population of 6,027.
Richland is located in the Rankin County which was founded in 1828. This county was named in honor of Christopher Rankin, who was a Mississippi congressman from the year of 1819 to 1826.
Richland and nearby Attractions
- Riverwood Shopping Center
- Mississippi Museum of Art
- Lefleur's Bluff State Park
- Medgar Evers House
Things To Do In Richland
Tourists in Richland should pay a visit to the Mississippi Museum of Art, and the Old Capitol Museum. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Riverwood Shopping Center. Lefleur's Bluff State Park offers visitors a wide variety of recreational facilities. One can enjoy fishing, picnicking, camping, and also play golf here. The nearby historical sites, such as Eudora Welty House and Medgar Evers House, are also worth taking a look at too. People can also visit the local Richland United Pentecostal Church, Richland Church, and Richland Baptist Church.
Jackson International Airport offers facilities for air transportation.
Richland Higher Education
Among the higher educational institutes near Richland include Jackson State University, Mississippi College, Hinds Community College, and Holmes Community College.