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Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Hernando is approximately 3,125 (1990), 14090 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,255 (1990), 5182 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hernando is 8.745 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hernando to Washington DC is 807 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 173 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hernando is positioned 34.82 degrees north of the equator and 89.98 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The city tree is the Magnolia.
The city bird is the Mockingbird.
The Hernando city color is Yellow.


in northern Mississippi near Memphis, Tennessee.
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History & History Related Items

Located just 10 miles across the line from Memphis, Tennessee is the county courthouse which stands on the site of Mississippi's oldest county seat, originally built in 1866. Inside, history unfolds in a series of breath-taking murals. Seven life-size paintings depict the exploits of the city's namesake, Hernando DeSoto, the great Spanish conquistador who first explored the area in 1541. To feel the echoes of another important time in our nation's history, viist the Civil War Cemetery located just south of town. "Hidden Brezzes" - for sailors in search of a steady breeze, nearby Arkabutla Lake is ranked the second windiest body of water between Chicago and New Orleans.
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Hernando Courthouse (featured in many motion pictures), LaBave House, Genealogy research center, Civil War Cemetery

Arkabutla Lake, Ginko Trees, Azealas, Magnolia Trees, Post Civil War Homes, Indian Mounds, Timbeaux's, Original Log Homes, Early Churches Still Standing, and the beautiful weather for the Mid South.
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Hernando Schools

DeSoto County School District
5 East South Street
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 901-523-0139
Phone: 662-429-5271
Fax: 662-429-4198

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