Shopping in Ridgeland - Ridgeland MS has major shopping areas that people from all over the Metro flock to.
Recreation in Madison - Madison has all the youth activities of most cities in the South.
Ridgeland has The Yacht Club on the Ross Barnett Reservoir and Bicycle Trail on the Natchez Trace.
History of Ridgeland - In 1805, the Choctaw Indian Agency, headed by Silas Dinsmore, was located in what is now known as Ridgeland. There is also a neighborhood called Dinsmor in Ridgeland. The structure was then called Turner Brashear's Stand until about 1850. It was adapted for use as a hotel named the King's Inn. King's Inn was used as a headquarters by General Stephen Lee during the American Civil War. Afterward, it was operated again as a hotel until 1896, when it was destroyed by fire.
In 1853, James B. Yellowley founded the community of Yellowley's Crossing (later named Jessamine after his wife). Edward Treakle and Gordon Nichols, two real estate developers from Chicago, purchased the land from Yellowley and established Highland Colony. They created plans for a town to be named Ridgeland and launched an advertising campaign to entice people from the northern United States to move south. Agriculture was the community's dominant revenue source, with pears and strawberries as the leading crops grown for sale.
Some notable residents are:
Country music artist Faith Hill was born and raised in Ridgeland until moving to nearby Star when she was in the 8th grade .
The three family members of the country band, The Band Perry, were all born and reared in Ridgeland.
George Jackson died here.
David H. Nutt, lawyer and philanthropist, the richest person in Mississippi as of 2014.
Schools in Ridgeland - Ridgeland MS schools are some of the most desirable schools in our metro area.
St Andrews Episcopal School is from Preschool through 12th grade
Christ Covenant School is from Preschool through 8th grade
Quality of Life - The quality of life in Ridgeland is desirable. It is considered one of the best cities to live in Mississippi.
The commute is easy for all areas in the Metro, the schools are good, and the people are friendly.
Subdivisions in Ridgeland - The following are a few of the many areas in Ridgeland:
Housing in Ridgeland - Majority of the residents in Ridgeland live in single family homes.
Apartments are allowed to be built in the City of Ridgeland.
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