Introduction to Winona, Mississippi
Winona, Mississippi, in Montgomery county, is located 86 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and is 116 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. There are approximately 5,482 people residing in Winona.
The city of Winona in Montgomery County derived its name from a Sioux word which meant "first-born daughter". The city came into being when a railroad was built in the region in 1860. The first settlement in Winona took place when Colonel O.J. Moore arrived from Virginia in the year 1848. Winona was initially incorporated as a town in the year 1861, and was later incorporated as a city.
Winona and nearby Attractions
- Legion State Park
- Nanih Waya State Park
- Casey Jones Railroad Museum
- Florewood River Plantation
- Delta Blues Museum
Things To Do In Winona
The city of Winona is the ideal destination both for history lovers as well as for those who enjoy sports and other physical activities. The Delta Blues Museum and the Casey Jones Railroad Museum offer valuable information about the history and culture of the region. The Legion State Park and the Nanih Waya State Park provide facilities for the enjoyment of various sports, including swimming, and fishing.
Air transportation facilities can be availed from the Jackson International Airport.
Winona Higher Education
To pursue higher education, residents of Winona can enroll at the Holmes Community College, Magnolia Bible College, and Mississippi Valley State University.