Clinton, Mississippi

Clinton, located in the Jackson metropolitan area and adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 89, is Mississippi's tenth largest city.

Clinton, Mississippi
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Clinton has been designated as a Mississippi Main Street City, a Mississippi Most Livable City, and a certified Retirement City!

Founded in 1823, Clinton was originally known as Mount Salus. In 1828, the city changed its name to Clinton in honor of DeWitt Clinton, the former governor of New York who led completion of the Erie Canal.

The first road through town was the Natchez Trace. Today, three major highways pass through Clinton: the Natchez Trace Parkway, U.S. Route 80, and Interstate 20.

Mississippi College, a Christian university located in Clinton, is the oldest college in the state of Mississippi and the second oldest Baptist university in the world.

The population of Clinton was 25,154 in 2017.

Clinton, Mississippi Featured Points of Interest

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  • Clinton Visitor Center - Begin your visit to the Clinton Historic District with a stop at the Clinton Visitor Center.
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