About This Place
Indianola is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 12,066 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Sunflower County.
In July of 1954, two months after the Supreme Court of the United States announced its unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education, local plantation manager Robert B. Patterson met with a group of like-minded individuals in a private home in Indianola to form the White Citizens' Council.
Indianola is located at 33°26′53″N 90°38′51″W / 33.44806°N 90.6475°W / 33.44806; -90.6475 (33.447999, -90.647414) at the junction of MS Highways 82 and 49W.