Ridgeland lies in the County of Madison in the United State of Mississippi. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area and had a population of twenty-four thousand as of the last census taken in 2010. Madison County is in the central part of the state, while Ridgeland lies in the southernmost part of the county’s border. The city covers a land area of eighteen square miles, where most of it is land save from two square miles of lake in the city. As of the last census, the population density was 1,400 people per square mile. The area has a deep history that precedes any European contact (although so do many other places but the history we know is always european-centric). In the early nineteenth century, Silas Dinsmoor was head of the Choctaw Indian Agency.
In a strange erasing of history, genocide and trickery ended up with the Native Americans without their land, and the european settlers almost nation with it developing mini malls and housing complexes. During the American Civil War, the King’s Inn was used as a headquarters by General Lee. Not exactly the Lee that everyone knows, but Stephen Lee, a lesser known general. After the civil war, a few forts prior to the civil war were allowed to become hotels, some of which are still open to this day. Yellowley’s Crossing was established in 1853 by a man named James B. Yellowly. Him and two real estate agents named Treakle And Nichols purchased the land known as Yellowley’s Crossing, they developed housing communities and advertised throughout the US that the land was fertile and the climate mild. This spawned the current landscape of shopping centers and restaurants that we see in Ridgeland to this day.
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