About This Place
Holly Springs is a city in Marshall County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 7,957 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Marshall County. A short drive from Memphis, Tennessee, Holly Springs is the site of a number of well-preserved antebellum homes and other structures and has a strong tradition of historic preservation. Holly Springs is the site of Rust College, a historically black liberal arts college established in 1866 by the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The Holly Springs National Forest is also nearby.
Holly Springs is located at 34°46′24″N 89°26′47″W / 34.77333°N 89.44639°W / 34.77333; -89.44639 (34.773435, -89.446519). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.7 square miles (33.0 km²), of which, 12.7 square miles (32.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.16%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,957 people, 2,407 households, and 1,699 families residing in the city. The population density was 626.3 people per square mile (241.9/km²). There were 2,582 housing units at an average density of 203.2 per square mile (78.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 22.81% White, 76.18% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.