Greenville, Mississippi

Greenville Business Signs

Greenville is a city located in the west-central region of the present-day U.S. state of Mississippi.  Prior to meddling by those of European descent, this area had been inhabited for hundreds of years.  In fact, the Plaquemine Mississippian culture was very prevalent in the area from the 13th to 15th centuries.  By the time European descendants arrived in force, the area was inhabited by the Natchez, who were the last remaining descendants of the Plaquemine themselves.  However, in 1830, the United States Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, which forced the native Southeastern tribes to “Indian Territory” over the following decade.  As for Greenville, Mississippi specifically, the city was founded in 1824 by William W. Blanton.  This was the third settlement known as Greenville in the Mississippi area.  It was named after Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene, a “beloved” friend of George Washington.  Greenville, Mississippi officially became the county seat in 1844.  During a Union siege of the American Civil War, every building was burned down.  Obviously, the city has been rebuilt since then.

Today, according to a 2016 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Greenville, Mississippi has a total population of 31,517 people.  This same estimate claims Greenville, Mississippi’s urban area to have a total population of 38,300.  Greenville, Mississippi is considered part of “the area of historic cotton plantations and culture known as the Mississippi Delta.”

Long before its existence as the city of Greenville, Mississippi, as mentioned before, during the time between the 13th and 15th centuries, this area was inhabited by the Plaquemine Mississippian culture.  This culture has left a legacy and a mark.  Literally.  Even today, Greenville, Mississippi is home to the Winterville Mounds Historic Site, which is comprised of “more than twelve earthwork mounds” constructed by the peoples of that culture.  In fact, some of these mounds even date all the way back to the 9th century.  Not only is the Winterville Mounds Historic Site considered a Mississippi State Park, it is also considered a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  On this site, there is also a museum.

Greenville, Mississippi has also long been a hot bed for music.  In fact, the Mississippi Blues Commission identified several sites (such as the Southern Whispers Restaurant on Nelson Street) within the city of Greenville, Mississippi as part of the Mississippi Blues Trail.  Many of these sites in and around the city are commemorated for their importance to the development and flourishing of African American musical genres such as Delta Blues, Big Band, Jump Blues, and Jazz.

As for education, much of the Greenville, Mississippi area is served by the Greenville Public School District – although some areas of the city are also serviced by the Western Line School District.  Greenville, Mississippi is also home to several private schools of note.  These Greenville, Mississippi based private schools include Washington School, Greenville Christian School, St. Joseph High School, and Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary.

Are you, by any chance, the lucky owner of a small business in and/or around the Greenville, Mississippi area?  Any chance you have considered the possibility of starting up such an exhilarating endeavor?  Well, you need look no further!  Below, we have provided you – the potential small business entrepreneur – with the sorts of resources you my need in the future in order to reach those lofty business goals:

Apply for a Business License in Greenville, Mississippi:

Greenville, Mississippi Small Business Resources:

Washington County, Mississippi Economic Alliance (Chamber of Commerce):

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The Sign Shop
(601) 928-9969
Perkinston, MS

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(601) 297-0750
Hattiesburg, MS

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(601) 508-0983
Lucedale, MS

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Pearl, MS