Introduction to Ripley, Mississippi
Ripley is the county seat of Tippah County, which was founded in 1836. In the mid-19th centuy, Colonel William Clark Falkner, the great-grandfather of eminent authors William and John Faulkner, resided in the city. The character of Colonel John Sartoris in William Faulkner's novel "Sartoris" was based on Colonel W. C. Falkner. Well-known author John Grisham also spent his early years in Ripley.
Ripley and nearby Attractions
- Tippah County - Historical Museum
- Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
- Gum Tree Museum of Art
- Holly Springs National Forest
- Shiloh National Military Park
Things To Do In Ripley
The Gum Tree Museum of Art is a visual arts gallery located in a historic local bank building. Visitors can also plan a trip to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum. The Shiloh National Military Park is located at the site of the Western theater of the Civil War battle. It currently offers biking and hiking opportunities to visitors. Another popular destination in Tippah County is the Holly Springs National Forest. It includes the Chewalla, Choctaw and Puskus Lakes and opportunities for swimming, hiking, picnicking and camping. In addition, the city holds the First Monday Trade Day every month. Its flea market is one of the oldest in United States.
Tupelo Regional is the nearest major airport.
Ripley Higher Education
Blue Mountain College, Itawamba Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College are all accessible from Ripley.