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Tupelo
Tupelo
/ˈtuːpəloʊ/ is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi, United States. The seventh-largest city in the state, it is situated in Northeast Mississippi, between Memphis, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama. It is accessed by Interstate 22. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,546, with the surrounding counties of Lee, Pontotoc and Itawamba supporting a population of 139,671 Tupelo
Tupelo
was the first city to gain an electrical power grid under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's program of the Tennessee Valley Authority construction of facilities during the Great Depression.[4][5] The city is also the birthplace of singer Elvis Presley.[6]

Contents

1 History

1.1 European colonization 1.2 Civil War and post-war development 1.3 20th century to present

1.3.1 Severe weather

2 Geography and climate 3 Demographics 4 Economy

4.1 Industry

5 Arts and culture 6 Government 7 Education 8 Media 9 Notable people 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

History[edit] European colonization[edit] Indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples
lived in the area for thousands of years. The historic Chickasaw
Chickasaw
and Choctaw, both Muskogean-speaking peoples of the Southeast, occupied this area long before European encounter. French and British colonists traded with these indigenous peoples and tried to make alliances with them. The French established towns in Mississippi
Mississippi
mostly on the Gulf Coast. At times, the European powers came into armed conflict. On May 26, 1736, the Battle of Ackia
Battle of Ackia
was fought near the site of present-day Tupelo; British and Chickasaw soldiers repelled a French and Choctaw
Choctaw
attack on the then-Chickasaw village of Ackia. The French, under Louisiana
Louisiana
governor Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, had sought to link Louisiana
Louisiana
with Acadia and the other northern colonies of New France. In the early 19th century, after years of trading and encroachment by European-American settlers from the United States, conflicts increased as the US settlers tried to gain land from these nations. In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act
Indian Removal Act
and authorized the relocation of all the Southeast Native Americans west of the Mississippi
Mississippi
River, which was completed by the end of the 1830s. In the early years of settlement, European-Americans named this town Gum Pond, supposedly due to its numerous tupelo trees, known locally as blackgum. The city still hosts the annual Gumtree Arts Festival. Civil War and post-war development[edit] During the Civil War, Union and Confederate forces fought in the area in 1864 in the Battle of Tupelo. Designated the Tupelo
Tupelo
National Battlefield, the battlefield is administered by the National Park Service (NPS). In addition, the Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield, about ten miles north, commemorates another American Civil War battle. After the war, a cross-state railroad for northern Mississippi
Mississippi
was constructed through the town, which encouraged industry and growth. With expansion, the town changed its name to Tupelo, in honor of the battle. It was incorporated in 1870.[7] 20th century to present[edit]

Railroad
Railroad
depot, circa 1900

By the early twentieth century, the town had become a site of cotton textile mills, which provided new jobs for residents of the rural area. Under the state's segregation practices, the mills employed only white adults and children. Reformers documented the child workers and attempted to protect them through labor laws.[8] The last known bank robbery by Machine Gun Kelly, a Prohibition-era gangster, took place on November 30, 1932 at the Citizen’s State Bank in Tupelo; his gang netted $38,000. After the robbery, the bank’s chief teller said of Kelly, “He was the kind of guy that, if you looked at him, you would never thought he was a bank robber.”[9] During the Great Depression, Tupelo
Tupelo
was electrified by the new Tennessee Valley
Tennessee Valley
Authority, which had constructed dams and power plants throughout the region to generate hydroelectric power for the large, rural area. The distribution infrastructure was built with federal assistance as well, employing many local workers. In 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt
visited this "First TVA City". In 2007, the nearby village of Blue Springs was selected as the site for Toyota's eleventh automobile manufacturing plant in the United States. In 2013 Gale Stauffer of the Tupelo
Tupelo
Police Department died in a shootout following a bank robbery, possibly the first officer killed in the line of duty in the Department's history.[10] Severe weather[edit]

Students clear the ruins of the segregated Lee County Training School, a month after the 1936 tornado

The spring of 1936 brought Tupelo
Tupelo
one of its worst-ever natural disasters, part of the Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak of April 5–6 in that year.[11] The storm leveled 48 city blocks and over 200 homes, killing 216 people and injuring more than 700 persons.[12] It struck at night, destroying large residential areas on the city's north side. Among the survivors was Elvis Presley, then a baby. Obliterating the Gum Pond neighborhood, the tornado dropped most of the victims' bodies in the pond. The storm has since been rated F5 on the modern Fujita scale.[13] The Tupelo
Tupelo
Tornado is recognized as one of the deadliest in U.S. history.[14] The Mississippi
Mississippi
State Geologist estimated a final death toll of 233 persons, but 100 whites were still reported as hospitalized at the time. Because the white newspapers did not publish news about blacks until the 1940s and 1950s, historians have had difficulty learning the fates of blacks injured in the tornado. Based on this, historians now estimate the death toll was higher than in official records.[12][15] Fire broke out at the segregated Lee County Training School, which was destroyed. Its bricks were salvaged for other uses. The area is subject to tornadoes. In 2008 one rated an EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale struck the town. On April 28, 2014, a large tornado struck Tupelo
Tupelo
and the surrounding communities, causing significant damage.[citation needed] Geography and climate[edit] Tupelo
Tupelo
is located in northeast Mississippi, north of Columbus, on future Interstate 22
Interstate 22
and U.S. Route 78, midway between Memphis, Tennessee (northwest) and Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama
(southeast). According to the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau, the city has a total area of 51.4 square miles (133 km2), of which 51.1 square miles (132 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.62%) is water. Like the rest of the state, Tupelo
Tupelo
has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa in the Koeppen climate classification); it is part of USDA hardiness zone 7b.[16] The normal monthly mean temperature ranges from 41.7 °F (5.4 °C) in January to 81.4 °F (27.4 °C) in July, while, on average, there are 3.0 days where the temperature stays at or below freezing, 55 days with a low at or below freezing, and 67 days with a high at or above 90 °F (32 °C) per year.[17] The all-time record low is −14 °F (−26 °C), set on January 27, 1940, while the all-time record high is 109 °F (43 °C), set on July 29, 1930.[17] However, temperatures at or below 0 °F (−18 °C) are rare, having last occurred December 23, 1989, the date of the all-time record low for December; additionally, while highs can reach 100 °F (38 °C) several days a row during severe heat waves, several years may pass between such readings.[17] Precipitation
Precipitation
is high, averaging 55.0 inches (1,400 mm) annually, but reaches a low during late summer. The rainiest calendar day on record is March 21, 1955 when 9.40 inches (239 mm) of rain fell; monthly precipitation has ranged from trace amounts in August 1983 to 19.89 inches (505 mm) in December 1982.[17] Snow is uncommon, with many years receiving trace amounts or no snowfall at all, and normal (1981–2010) winter snowfall stands at 2.1 inches (5.3 cm).[17] The most snow in one calendar day was 8.0 inches (20 cm) on January 24, 1940, contributing to the 9.2 inches (23 cm) that fell that month, the snowiest on record; the snowiest winter was 1935–36 with 14.8 inches (38 cm).[17]

Climate data for Tupelo
Tupelo
Regional Airport, Mississippi
Mississippi
(1981–2010 normals,[a] extremes 1930–present)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °F (°C) 80 (27) 84 (29) 89 (32) 93 (34) 100 (38) 108 (42) 109 (43) 108 (42) 104 (40) 96 (36) 88 (31) 81 (27) 109 (43)

Mean maximum °F (°C) 69.9 (21.1) 74.7 (23.7) 81.3 (27.4) 86.1 (30.1) 90.6 (32.6) 95.4 (35.2) 97.7 (36.5) 98.1 (36.7) 94.5 (34.7) 87.5 (30.8) 79.5 (26.4) 71.0 (21.7) 99.5 (37.5)

Average high °F (°C) 51.7 (10.9) 56.6 (13.7) 65.5 (18.6) 74.1 (23.4) 81.8 (27.7) 88.7 (31.5) 91.7 (33.2) 91.5 (33.1) 85.5 (29.7) 75.3 (24.1) 64.1 (17.8) 53.8 (12.1) 73.4 (23)

Average low °F (°C) 31.7 (−0.2) 35.3 (1.8) 42.5 (5.8) 50.2 (10.1) 59.6 (15.3) 67.6 (19.8) 71.2 (21.8) 70.1 (21.2) 62.8 (17.1) 50.8 (10.4) 41.7 (5.4) 34.3 (1.3) 51.5 (10.8)

Mean minimum °F (°C) 14.2 (−9.9) 18.3 (−7.6) 25.8 (−3.4) 33.7 (0.9) 45.4 (7.4) 56.0 (13.3) 62.5 (16.9) 61.3 (16.3) 46.8 (8.2) 34.5 (1.4) 25.7 (−3.5) 17.3 (−8.2) 11.6 (−11.3)

Record low °F (°C) −14 (−26) −3 (−19) 7 (−14) 23 (−5) 30 (−1) 43 (6) 50 (10) 51 (11) 35 (2) 24 (−4) 8 (−13) −3 (−19) −14 (−26)

Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.48 (113.8) 4.96 (126) 4.82 (122.4) 4.78 (121.4) 5.56 (141.2) 4.52 (114.8) 3.90 (99.1) 3.45 (87.6) 3.44 (87.4) 4.12 (104.6) 4.70 (119.4) 6.28 (159.5) 55.01 (1,397.2)

Average snowfall inches (cm) 0.9 (2.3) 0.6 (1.5) 0.3 (0.8) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.3 (0.8) 2.1 (5.4)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 10.0 10.1 10.1 9.5 10.6 9.8 9.0 7.5 6.5 7.6 9.0 10.6 110.3

Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 0.9 0.7 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 2.4

Source: NOAA[17][18]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1870 618

1880 1,008

63.1%

1890 1,477

46.5%

1900 2,118

43.4%

1910 3,881

83.2%

1920 5,055

30.2%

1930 6,361

25.8%

1940 8,212

29.1%

1950 11,527

40.4%

1960 17,221

49.4%

1970 20,471

18.9%

1980 23,905

16.8%

1990 30,685

28.4%

2000 34,211

11.5%

2010 34,546

1.0%

Est. 2016 38,842 [3] 12.4%

U.S. Decennial Census[19] 2013 Estimate[20]

As of the census of 2010, there are 35,456 people, 13,602 households, and 8,965 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city is 58.7% White, 36.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.0% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. 3.5% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.[2] According to the 2007–2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, there are 13,395 households, 42.8% are married couples living together, 2.6% have a male householder with no wife present, and 22.5% have a female householder with no husband present. 32.2% are non-family households, with 28.4% have a householder living alone and 3.8% having a householder not living alone. In addition, 39.7% of householders are living with related children under 18 and 60.3% with no related children under 18.[21] The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.08.[2] The median income for a household in the city is $39,415. The poverty rate for people living below the poverty line is 20%.[2] Economy[edit]

Part of the child work force at Tupelo
Tupelo
Cotton Mills, 1911. Photograph by Lewis Hine.

Historically, Tupelo
Tupelo
served as a regional transportation hub, primarily due to its location at a railroad intersection. More recently, it has developed as strong tourism and hospitality sector based around the Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
birthplace and Natchez Trace. The city has also been successful at attracting manufacturing, retail and distribution operations (see 'Industry' section below).[22] Industry[edit]

Tupelo
Tupelo
is the headquarters of the North Mississippi
Mississippi
Medical Center, the largest non-metropolitan hospital in the United States. It serves people in North Mississippi, northwest Alabama and portions of Tennessee. The medical center was a winner of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2006 and 2012. The headquarters of two banking institutions are located here: BancorpSouth, with approximately $11.8 billion in assets (2006), and Renasant, with assets of approximately $11 billion (2018). The city is a five-time "All-America City
City
Award" winner. It has a large furniture manufacturing industry. The journalist Dennis Seid noted that furniture manufacturing in Northeast Mississippi, "provid[ed] some 22,000 jobs, or almost 13% of the region's employment... with a $732 million annual payroll... producing $2.25 billion worth of goods."[23] Tecumseh, Heritage Home Group, Hancock Fabrics, Inc., Magnolia Fabrics, Toyota
Toyota
Motor Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Mississippi, H.M. Richards, JESCO Construction, MTD Products, Savings Oil Company (Dodge's Stores), and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company all operate or are headquartered in Tupelo
Tupelo
and Lee County. Renin Corporation, a subsidiary of BBX Capital Corporation, operates a production centre in Tupelo
Tupelo
which employed 50 but an expansion in 2017 expected to increase staffing to 100.[24]

Arts and culture[edit]

The Tupelo
Tupelo
Buffalo Park and Zoo is home to hundreds of animals and a large American bison
American bison
herd. It is the headquarters of the historic Natchez Trace
Natchez Trace
Parkway, which connects Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee. The parkway follows the route of the ancient Natchez Trace
Natchez Trace
trail, a path used by indigenous peoples long before the Europeans came to the area.[25] Nearby are the Pharr Mounds, an important Middle Woodland period complex of nearly 2000-year-old burial earthworks, dating from 1 to 200 AD.[26]

Tupelo
Tupelo
area National Park Service
National Park Service
map

Civil War sites include Tupelo
Tupelo
and Brices Cross Roads national battlefields. The Tupelo
Tupelo
Automobile Museum is one of the largest of this type in North America.[25] In 2003, it was designated as the official automobile museum of the state. It houses more than 150 rare automobiles, all from the personal collection of Frank K. Spain, who founded the channel WTVA. Since its founding in 1969, the Tupelo
Tupelo
Community Theatre has produced more than 200 works. In 2001 and 2004, it won awards at the Mississippi
Mississippi
Theatre Association's Community Theatre festival. In 2004 its production of Bel Canto won at the Southeastern Theatre Conference. TCT's home is the historic Lyric Theatre, built in 1912.[27] The Tupelo
Tupelo
Symphony Orchestra's season runs from September–April with concerts held at the Tupelo
Tupelo
Civic Auditorium.[6] The symphony's free annual July 4 outdoor concert at Ballard Park draws thousands of fans. In 2005, the Rotary Club
Rotary Club
sponsored a commission for a statue to honor Chief Piomingo, a leader of the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
people who had occupied this area. It was erected in front of the new Tupelo
Tupelo
City
City
Hall. The Oren Dunn City
City
Museum tells the Story of Community Building through permanent exhibits and a collection of historic structures. The Special
Special
Exhibit Gallery provides a venue for a variety of traveling and temporary shows throughout the year. In June 1956 noted singer Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
returned to Tupelo
Tupelo
for a concert at the Mississippi-Alabama State Fair & Dairy Show. This event was recreated at the eighth " Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Festival" in Tupelo on June 3, 2006. The fairgrounds is part of Tupelo's Fairpark District. The documentary film, The Homecoming: Tupelo
Tupelo
Welcomes Elvis Home, premiered at the 2006 festival. Tupelo
Tupelo
is serviced by the Lee-Itawamba Library System. The Lee County Library, located in downtown Tupelo, has an annual lecture series featuring nationally known authors. In addition to the annual lecture series, the Lee County Library features a Mississippi
Mississippi
room dedicated to genealogy research. Built in 1937, the Church Street Elementary School (for white students in the segregated system) was hailed as one of the most outstanding designs of its time. A scale model of this Art Moderne
Art Moderne
structure, described as "the ideal elementary school," was displayed at the 1939 New York World's Fair. The BancorpSouth
BancorpSouth
Arena opened in 1993 and is a venue for large events.[6]

Government[edit] Tupelo's current mayor is Jason L. Shelton. The Tupelo
Tupelo
Council is made up of seven representatives, each elected from single-member districts. They annually elect the president of the council on a rotating basis. In 2017, the President of the Tupelo
Tupelo
City
City
Council is Lynn Bryan. Other council members are Markel Whittington, Buddy Palmer, Willie Jennings, Mike Bryan and Nettie Davis.[28] Jim Newell was elected to the City
City
Council in 2013, but resigned August 1, 2014, when he moved out of the ward he represented. A special election was held to fill the vacancy is set for September 4, 2014.[29][30] In 2013 Nettie Davis was elected by the council as President, becoming the first woman and first African American to hold the position. Davis has served on the council for four terms.[31] Mayor
Mayor
Jason Shelton sought re-election in 2017 and was returned to office for another four years in the Democratic Primary by garnering 85.55 percent of the votes cast. His opponent was Candace Knowles. Mayor
Mayor
Jack Reed did not seek reelection in 2013. Attorney Jason Shelton, a Democrat, was elected mayor on June 4, 2013, over council chairman Fred Pitts, a Republican.[32] The city government has been honored with many awards in 2015, including: ° All-America City, National League of Cities (5th designation) [33] ° Mississippi
Mississippi
Municipal League Award of Excellence[34] ° Southern Public Relations Federation Certificate of Merit, Tupelo
Tupelo
Convention and Visitors Bureau [35] ° Southern Public Relations Federation Award of Excellence, Tupelo
Tupelo
Convention and Visitors Bureau [35] ° Southern Public Relations Lantern Award (2), Tupelo
Tupelo
Convention and Visitors Bureau [35] ° Mississippi
Mississippi
Governor's Conference on Tourism Volunteer of the Year, Bev Crossen nominated by Tupelo
Tupelo
Convention and Visitors Bureau [35] ° Mississippi
Mississippi
Governor's Conference on Tourism Large Festival/Event Award, Tupelo
Tupelo
Convention and Visitors Bureau [35] ° Mississippi
Mississippi
Governor's Conference on Tourism Travel Media Award, Tupelo
Tupelo
Convention and Visitors Bureau [35] ° Mississippi
Mississippi
Urban Forest Council Lifetime Achievement David Knight [36] ° Mississippi
Mississippi
Urban Forest Council 2015 Scenic Community Award [37] ° Mississippi
Mississippi
Recreation and Parks Association Design Award, Joyner Splash Pad [38] ° Mississippi
Mississippi
Recreation and Parks Association Award of Excellence in Special
Special
Events Sports Programing, Southern Zone Age Group Swimming Championship, The Tupelo
Tupelo
Aquatic Center [38] Education[edit] Tupelo
Tupelo
schools are served by the Tupelo
Tupelo
Public School District. It participates in the MacBook
MacBook
Distribution Policy, which means students in grades 6-12 are each given a school-owned Apple MacBook
MacBook
to use during the school year. In 2008, Sports Illustrated ranked the high school athletic department as the third-best high school athletic program in the nation.[39] For post-secondary education, the city has satellite campuses of the University of Mississippi, Itawamba Community College, and the Mississippi
Mississippi
University for Women. Media[edit] The local daily newspaper is the Northeast Mississippi
Mississippi
Daily Journal. Tupelo
Tupelo
is home to three television stations serving the 133rd-ranked designated market area among 210 markets nationwide as determined by Nielsen Media Research: WTVA
WTVA
(9), an NBC
NBC
and ABC affiliate; and WLOV (27), a Fox affiliate. Both stations are located on Beech Springs Road and were controlled by Frank K. Spain until his death on April 25, 2006. The American Family Association, located in Tupelo, includes the national American Family Radio network and the OneNewsNow news service. Notable people[edit]

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Birthplace in Tupelo

Alex Carrington
Alex Carrington
(born 1987), American football player Dave Clark (born 1962), American baseball player and coach Diplo
Diplo
(born 1978), American musical artist Brian Dozier
Brian Dozier
(born 1987), American baseball player Todd Jordan (born 1970), American football player John Murry (born 1979), American singer-songwriter Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
(1935–1977), American singer and actor Chris Stratton (born 1990), American baseball player Roger Wicker, Senator Swae Lee, hip-hop artist and member of Rae Sremmurd

See also[edit]

Mississippi
Mississippi
portal

Battle of Tupelo List of municipalities in Mississippi National Register of Historic Places listings in Lee County, Mississippi Tupelo
Tupelo
Regional Airport

References[edit]

^ Mean monthly maxima and minima (i.e. the expected highest and lowest temperature readings at any point during the year or given month) calculated based on data at said location from 1981 to 2010.

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Award: Hall of Fame

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Radio stations in the Tupelo, Mississippi
Mississippi
market

By AM frequency

580 940 1060 1490

By FM frequency

88.3 89.5 90.9 91.7 92.5 93.3 95.9 96.7 97.5 98.5 99.3 101.9 102.9 103.9 106.7

By callsign

WAFR WAJS WAQB WCPC WELO WESE WFTA WKMQ WMAE-FM WSEL-FM WSYE WTUP WTUP-FM WWKZ WWMR WWMS WWZD-FM WZLQ

Nearby radio markets Birmingham Columbus-Starkville-West Point Florence-Muscle Shoals Jackson, TN Memphis Oxford

See also List of radio stations in Mississippi

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 265675

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