Introduction to Southaven, Mississippi
Southaven, Mississippi, in De Soto county, is located 14 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is conveniently located inside the Memphis metropolitan area and there are an estimated 28,977 people in Southaven.
Southaven was officially incorporated in 1978. It is located in DeSoto County, which was established on February 9, 1836. The area was originally inhabited by the Mississippian Indians. It is the childhood home of well - known novelist John Grisham, and singer and songwriter Cory Branan. The city is so named because of its location south of Whitehaven.
Southaven and nearby Attractions
- Arkabutla Lake
- Carriage Hills Plaza Shopping Center
- Snowden Grove Park
- North Creek Golf Course
- Children's Museum of Memphis
- Chucalissa Archaeological Museum
Things To Do In Southaven
Jaycees Park and Boosters Club Park are some of the local parks that one can visit while in Southaven. The city has several houses of worship including the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Carriage Hills Baptist Church, and Phoenix Church. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Carriage Hills Plaza Shopping Center. Visitors can also plan a trip to Graceland. Each year, the city hosts several festivals including the Fall Festival and the Springfest.
Memphis International Airport is close to the city.
Southaven Higher Education
University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College - Union Campus, and University of Memphis are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.