Introduction to West Point, Mississippi
West Point History
The West Point city is the county seat of Clay County. The city was chartered in the year 1858, after the Ohio and Mobile Railroad was built in the region. The Spanish arrived here during the 1690s, and were among the early settlers of this area. Later, the region was taken over by the British who made several developments in the city, including the construction of education centers and post offices.
West Point and nearby Attractions
- Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum
- Tupelo National Battlefield
- Holly Springs National Forest
- Tombigbee State Park
- Trace State Park
Things To Do In West Point
Visitors in West Point can plan a trip to the nearby historic sites including the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum and the Tupelo National Battlefield. There are several parks in the city that offer a host of facilities for the enjoyment of swimming, camping, and fishing. Among them are the Trace State Park and Tombigbee State Park. The Holly Springs National Forest boasts of a stunning collection of flora, and is another popular tourist attraction in West Point.
West Point Transportation
The Jackson International Airport is a few miles' drive from the city.
West Point Higher Education
East Mississippi Community College, Itawamba Community College, Mississippi State University, and University of Mississippi are some of the nearby educational institutes.