Brandon was home to several Native American tribes before it was ever a city. As a result you can now visit over 50 different sites where ruins and artifacts have been found in Rankin County. It’s no wonder to see why people have always been attracted to this area. The land is filled with fertile soil for farming and plenty of forest for logging and hunting. Early settlers used this spot for trade and camping as they traveled. Today the same features that early settlers used to survive give Brandon a sense of tranquility.
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In 1829 Rankin County split from Hinds County and named Brandon as its county seat. Brandon is named for Gerard C. Brandon, the first governor born and raised in Mississippi. You can sense Brandon’s pioneering spirit throughout its history. From its early days as a trade center to the Civil War when most of the city was burnt to the ground, Brandon has always prospered in the end. As such you will find that Brandon is constantly growing and expanding. That same pioneering spirit can be seen in the new and remodeled homes and commercial investments that are available all around Brandon.
Brandon has been the home of many of Mississippi’s governors, judges, congressmen, senators, teachers and physicians. Whether it’s the proximity to Mississippi’s natural beauty or the small town feel of the community, there’s no doubt that Brandon has always been an excellent place to live. Put down roots in Brandon.
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