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Holly Springs is a city in Marshall County, in the Memphis metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Holly Springs is 34.767N. The longitude is -89.448W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,924.


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Median household income
Local
$23,408
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Holly Springs demographic reports
Union forces occupied the town during the Civil War, using it as a supply center for their siege of Vicksburg.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 94. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 11.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ida B. Wells, journalist and anti-lynching activist
Local festivals include:
  • Kudzu Festival - Oct. 24-27, 2007
  • Ida B. Wells Arts and Crafts Family Festival - July 13-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Holly Springs web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wall Doxey State Park, Sardis Lake, Holly Springs National Forest
Historic sites and museums: Marshall County Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Rust College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on July 29, 1930, at 115 degrees

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Holly Springs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marshall County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38635 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Holly Springs residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Holly Springs ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Holly Springs was $12,924, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Holly Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Holly Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $241.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $658.


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Libraries in Holly Springs include Marshall County Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Holly Springs include WBUY.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WURC.

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Marshall County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Holly Springs political report.

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The average commute time for Holly Springs workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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