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The population of Tupelo is approximately 30,685 (1990), 34546 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 12,335 (1990), 13602 (2010).

The amount of land area in Tupelo is 132.456 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.848 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tupelo to Washington DC is 754 miles. The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 160 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tupelo is positioned 34.26 degrees north of the equator and 88.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Tupelo location: in northeastern Mississippi.

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History & History Related Items

Tupelo history:

The Chickasaw were the early inhabitants of this area. When Hernando De Soto came through in 1540, he found the group firmly established in the area. The Natchez Trace, established by the Chickasaw, was widely used by the early settlers of the area.

The Battle of Ackia in 1736 gave control of the area to the British. The city was named for the native Tupelo Gum Tree.
The incorporation date of Tupelo: 1870

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Tupelo attractions:

Oren F. Dunn Museum
West Main Street
689 Rutherford Drive in the James L. Ballard Park
Collection of more than 3,000 artifacts and historic displays. See displays of history and of the Chickasaw Indians. Also view items from the early life of Elvis Presley. Some of the NASA equipment from the missions to the moon may also be seen here.

Elvis Presley Birthplace
306 Elvis Presley Dr.
Tupelo, Mississippi
Phone: 601-841-1245
Elvis was born here on Jan. 8, 1935
The home has been restored and the museum houses many very unique and special items not seen anywhere else. Also included are the Elvis Presley Park and Memorial Chapel

Tupelo National Battlefield
The Battle of Tupelo was the last major battle of the Civil War fought in Mississippi in 1864.

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