Introduction to Bolivar, Tennessee
Bolivar is the county seat of Hardeman County. The area was named in honor of Simon Bolivar, who was a revolutionary leader from South America. Early settlers came to Hardeman County in 1819 and 1820. Bolivar became the county seat of Hardeman County in 1825.
Bolivar and nearby Attractions
- Alex Haley Home and Museum
- Shiloh National Military Park
- Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park
- Chickasaw State Park
- Ames Plantation
- Big Hill Pond State Park
Things To Do In Bolivar
Hardeman County Golf and Country Club and the Deer Creek Golf Club are the popular local golf courses . Churches in the area include Bolivar Methodist Church, Springfield Baptist Church and the Bolivar Church of Christ. The Big Hill Pond State Park and the Shiloh National Military Park offer facilities for recreation. The Hardeman County Forest Festival, held every September, and the Hardeman County Fair, held every August, are the local annual celebrations.
Memphis International is the nearest major airport.
Bolivar Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Jackson State Community College, Northeast Mississippi Community College and Union University.