Introduction to Ridgeland, Mississippi
Ridgeland, Mississippi, in Madison county, is located 9 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and is 171 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Jackson metropolitan area.
Ridgeland was originally known as Turner Brashear's Stand. In the early years of its existence, the place has been known under various names. Edward Treakle and Gordon Nichols, who were two real estate developers from Chicago, bought the land from Yellowley. With the purchased land, these real estate developers established the Highland Colony. It was at this time that plans were made to have a town named Ridgeland.
Ridgeland and nearby Attractions
- Ridgeland Plaza Shopping Center
- Old Trace Park
- Rick's Recreation Center
- Old Capitol Museum
Things To Do In Ridgeland
Ridgeland Plaza Shopping Center, Oak Plaza Shopping Center and North Park Mall are great havens for shopaholics. Rick's Recreation Center is a very popular tourist attraction. The Old Trace Park also offers a host of recreational facilities. Another notable attraction that must not be missed is the Old Capitol Museum. Ridgeland hosts the Red Hot Red Hat Weekend, and Renaissance Fine Arts Festival every year.
Jackson International Airport is close to Ridgeland.
Ridgeland Higher Education
The higher education institutes near Ridgeland include Jackson State University, Mississippi College, Hinds Community College, and Holmes Community College.