Introduction to Tupelo, Mississippi
Tupelo was originally known as Gum Pond. The first railroad arrived in the city after the American Civil War. The city was renamed Tupelo after the large number of tupelo or blackgum trees grew in the area. It is the site of the Battle of Tupelo that took place during the Civil War. Tupelo was incorporated in 1870. It was visited by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935.
Tupelo and nearby Attractions
- Tombigbee State Park
- Tupelo National Battlefield
- Natchez Trace Parkway
- Oren Dunn City Museum
- Buffalo Park
- Gum Tree Museum of Art
- Elvis Presley Center and Museum
Things To Do In Tupelo
While in Tupelo, one can visit the Gum Tree Museum of Art, Tupelo National Battlefield, Chickasaw Village Site, Oren Dunn City Museum, Tupelo Automobile Museum, and Elvis Presley Center and Museum. The Tombigbee State Park and Buffalo Park draw hordes of tourists every year. One can also enjoy the recreational facilities offered by the Tupelo Mall Shopping Center, Downtown Mall Shopping Center, Denton Plaza Shopping Center, and Magnolia Plaza Shopping Center.
Tupelo Regional Airport is close by.
Tupelo Higher Education
Higher educational facilities can be availed through Itawamba Community College, Mississippi University for Women, and Northeast Mississippi Community College.