Introduction to Collierville, Tennessee
Collierville, Tennessee, in Shelby county, is 23 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee. The people of the town are in the Memphis metropolitan area. Collierville has a population of 31,872.
The Battle of Collierville, a battle of the American Civil War, was fought here in 1863. The town was named "Collierville" after an entrepreneur named Jesse R. Collier, who laid out the plot of land that became Collierville. The town was officially incorporated in 1850. The first mayor of Collierville was Richard Ramsey.
Collierville and nearby Attractions
- Pink Palace Museum
- Fuller State Park
- Children's Museum of Memphis
- Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
- Wall Doxey State Park
- Chucalissa Prehistoric Indian Village
Things To Do In Collierville
The Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, Overton Park and Wall Doxey State Park are popular local recreational spots. Local churches include Collierville Presbyterian Church, Collierville Baptist Church the Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church and Shelby Church. The Tennessee Aquarium and the Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park are popular family attractions as well.
Memphis International is the nearest major airport.
Collierville Higher Education
The nearby institutions offering courses in higher education are the University of Memphis, Jackson State Community College and Northwest Mississippi Main Campus.