Introduction to Brookhaven, Mississippi
The area now covered by the City of Brookhaven was originally inhabited by the Choctaw Indians. It was ruled by the British from 1763 to 1779. Spain governed the area until it was ceded to the United States. Brookhaven was founded in 1818 by Samuel Jayne. It was named after Brookhaven, New York. The area was first settled in the 1850s. The first railroad entered the city in 1858. It is the county seat of Lincoln County, which was established in 1870 and was named in the honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President.
Brookhaven and nearby Attractions
- Lake Lincoln
- Brookhaven Country Club Golf Course
- Lake Lincoln State Park
- Military Memorial Museum
- Percy Quin State Park
Things To Do In Brookhaven
One can visit the Brookhaven City Park and the Exchange Park while in the city. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy their free hours at the Brookhaven Country Club Golf Course. The Military Memorial Museum is also worth taking a look around. The Brookway Plaza Shopping Center, the Lincoln Plaza Shopping Center, the Village Square Shopping Center and the Westbrook Mart Shopping Center are located in the city. Each year, the city hosts several festivals like the Exchange Club Fair and the Ole Brook Festival.
Jackson International Airport is nearby.
Brookhaven Higher Education
Hinds Community College, Mississippi College, Alcorn State University and many other universities and colleges offer higher educational facilities.