"holly springs, mississippi" Holly Springs by doug48

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holly springs

holly springs is located in north mississippi off of US highway 78. holly springs is the county seat of marshall county mississippi. holly springs was founded in 1836 and up to the civil war was a cotton market town. in 1855 holly springs was connected to grand junction tennessee by the mississippi central railway which had a positive economic impact on the town. the most significant event in the history of holly springs was the van dorn raid on december 20 th 1862. union general ulysses s. grant occupied holly springs and turned it into a depot for his planned attack on vicksburg. confederate general earl van dorn completely surprised the union garrison at holly springs and destroyed over a million and a half dollars worth of union supplies and captured 1,500 union soldiers. this raid delayed the fall of vicksburg for six months. in 1878 a yellow fever epidemic hit holly springs and over 2,000 residents died. today holly springs is a charming southern town that has much to offer the tourist. for those interested in history, southern architecture, and culture holly springs is a very worth while side trip when traveling on US 78 in north mississippi.

  • Last visit to Holly Springs: May 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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