Introduction to Greenwood, Mississippi
The first European settlement was founded here by John Williams in 1830 as a trading post. Not long afterwards, in 1844, it was incorporated as Greenwood in honor of Chief Greenwood Leflore. During the Civil War, the city played a vital role in the renowned Siege of Vicksburg.
Greenwood and Nearby Attractions
- Museum of the Mississippi Delta
- Rail Spike Park and Pavilion
- Yazoo River Trail and Arboretum
- Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum & Gallery
- Mississippi Blues Trail
Things To Do In Greenwood
The Yazoo River Trail offers residents and visitors the opportunity to stroll through beautiful forest and meadowland areas in the 45-acre Greenwood-Yazoo River Natural Area. Fans of the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson can visit the Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum and Gallery, which has been dedicated to him. Food and wine enthusiasts can enjoy the Downtown Greenwood Farmers Market, lessons at the Viking Cooking School, and wine tasting at the Winery at Williams Landing.
Jackson International Airport provides air transportation.
Greenwood Higher Education
Mississippi Valley State University, Mississippi Delta Community College, Holmes Community College and Delta State University are all nearby.