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Located just 90 minutes from Memphis, TN, Tupelo is easily accessible via Interstate 22, US Highway 45, and the Natchez Trace Parkway. Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP) offers daily flights on Contour Airlines to and from Nashville International Airport (BNA).
The fourth deadliest tornado in US history hit Tupelo April 5, 1936, killing more than 200 and injuring thousands.
Headquartered in Tupelo, the 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway is one of the top ten most visited national parks in the country.
Tupelo is the original homeland of the Chickasaw Nation, the unconquerable tribe.
Tupelo was the first city in the nation to provide its citizens with power from the Tennessee Valley Authority. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially “flipped the switch” at Robins Field in 1934.
The final battles of the Civil War in Mississippi were fought in and around Tupelo including the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads and the Battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg.
Tupelo is one of only 12 cities in the country to be named an All-America City by the National Civic League five times.
Downtown Tupelo is designated a “Great American Main Street” by Main Street America.
Toyota Corolla, the all-time best-selling car, is made at Toyota’s eighth North American automotive assembly plant just outside of Tupelo.
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