Introduction to Cleveland, Mississippi
Cleveland, Mississippi, in Bolivar county, is 80 miles SE of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and 104 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.
Cleveland was named in the honor of President Grover Cleveland. It was formed in 1869 and was originally served by the Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railroad. Prior to adopting its current name, the city was known as Fontaine and Coleman's Station. Moses W. Coleman built the first home of the area. It was renamed Sims in 1885. Cleveland was incorporated on March 25, 1886.
Cleveland and nearby Attractions
- Delta State Golf Course
- Lake Chicot State Park
- Delta Blues Museum
- Florewood River Plantation
- Arkansas Post National Memorial
Things To Do In Cleveland
There are several parks at Cleveland where one can spend their leisure hours, including the East Side Park, Firemans Park, Bear Pen Park and Shady Grove Park. The Delta State Golf Course is an ideal destination for golfers. Cleveland also organizes Octoberfest and the Crosstie Arts Festival every year.
Little Rock National is the nearest major airport.
Cleveland Higher Education
Delta State University is located in the city. Mississippi Delta Community College and Mississippi Valley State University also offer higher educational facilities.