Introduction to Marianna, Arkansas

Marianna, Arkansas, in Lee county, is 47 miles SW of Memphis, Tennesse.

Maianna History

Mary Ann Martin Harland sold her property for the site of the town. In fact, the community was named after her. The first inhabitants of the area were the Indians. Spanish explorer Hernando De Sotto was perhaps the first tourist to come to the area in 1541. A century later, the French explorers Marquett and Jolliet visited the area. It is the county seat of Lee County, which was founded on April 17, 1873, and was named after Robert E. Lee, a Confederate General.

Marianna and nearby Attractions

  • Marianna - Lee County Museum
  • St.Francis National Forest
  • Central Delta Depot Museum
  • Parkin Archeological State Park

Things To Do In Marianna

You can visit Louisiana Purchase State Park and Village Creek State Park while in the city. It is also worth visiting the many churches in the area including Saint Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church, First United Pentecoastal Church, and Saint Andrews Catholic Church, amongst others. Those interested in shopping can visit the Plaza Shopping Center.

Marianna Transportation

The Memphis International Airport is nearby.

Marianna Higher Education

Northwest Mississippi Community College, University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and several other colleges and universities offer facility for higher education.



Total Population3,840
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+1,137
Age of the Population34


% of people married36.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.1%
Median Earnings25+$21,143
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,327
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,011


Median Family Income$32,115
% Above Poverty Level60.3%
% Below Poverty Level39.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.5%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone40.3%
Median Gross Rent$449
Median House Value$65,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)73%
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Marianna Almanac

County Lee County
Standard Zip Codes72360
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.77
Approximate Longitude-90.76

Marianna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp29 to 47 F
Apr Temp50 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip52.6 inches
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp51 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip54 inches
StationTUNICA 2
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 48 F
Apr Temp51 to 72 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Marianna Public Schools

Anna Strong Intermediate School
214 S Alabama St
ZIP: 72360
Total Enrollment 219
Lee High School
523 N Forrest Ave
ZIP: 72360
Total Enrollment 392
Whitten Elementary School
175 Walnut St
ZIP: 72360
Total Enrollment 251

Marianna Private Schools

Friendship Christian Academy
3712 Highway 1 S
ZIP: 72360
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Lee Academy
973 Highway 243
ZIP: 72360
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 236
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