Introduction to Lakeland, Tennessee
Lakeland, Tennessee, in Shelby county, is 18 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is in the Memphis area.
Lakeland is in Shelby County, which was created in the year 1819 by the Tennessee General Assembly’s act. The incorporation of the city was financed and conceived by Louis Garner. The first mayor of the Lakeland was Beverle Rivera. The first city meeting took place in 1977.
Lakeland and nearby Attractions
- Pink Palace Museum
- National Civil Rights Museum
- Meeman - Shelby Forest State Park
- Fort Pillow State Park
- Chucalissa Prehistoric Indian Village
Things To Do In Lakeland
The Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination in the area. Local churches include Sunset Church and the Greater Bush Grove Church. The Fort Pillow State Park, the Wall Doxey State Park and the Fuller State Park offer various recreational facilities. The Memphis Zoo and Aquarium, the Putt-Putt Family Fun Park, the Davies Manor Plantation and the Memphis Motorsport Park are all in the area as well.
Memphis International is the nearest major airport.
Lakeland Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at the University of Memphis, Jackson State Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College.