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Welcome to Leland, Mississippi!

 

Leland is a small town located on the banks of Deer Creek, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

 

Leland is most noted for being the boyhood home of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets. Along Highway 82 as you enter Leland you will find the Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit, made possible through a gift from the Henson Family. The Museum houses many artifacts and memorabilia from Henson's early creative years, and is a must-see for any Kermit enthusiast.

 

Historic Highway 61, the famous "Blues Highway" runs right through the center of town, and along this route you will find the Highway 61 Blues Museum, a true gem for any blues-lover. In fact, the Museum is on the must-see list for many visitors around the world who tour the Mississippi Delta year-round. Leland was home to musician James "Son" Thomas for many years, and was the birthplace and childhood home of musician Johnny Winter.

 

Each year, Leland hosts the renowned Christmas on Deer Creek celebration. All December long, the two-mile stretch of Deer Creek that runs through town features lighted holiday displays, which are lit every year on the first Friday in December. Join us in 2014 as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this honored tradition!

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Mar 03 2015 09:37am    Comments: 0    Categories: Community      Tags: blues brews  pop-up shopping  festival  
The Greenville Arts Council and the Leland Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to create a new street festival. On April 25, 2015, the Greenville Arts Council will host their event “Blues & Brews”
 
Nov 04 2014 09:55am    Comments: 0    Categories: Community      Tags: park  creative  project  
The Leland Chamber of Commerce has been working with the City of Leland to create plans for a new public park space, along the banks of Deer Creek adjacent to the Henson Museum.
 
Sep 19 2014 05:16pm    Comments: 0    Categories: Community      Tags: christmas  festivals  events  
The Leland Chamber Announces Plans for 50th Anniversary Celebration of Christmas on Deer Creek and unveils new event logo.
 
Aug 11 2014 11:31am    Comments: 0    Categories: Community      Tags: industrial site  development  real estate  available land  
Leland is proud to announce the availability of a 475 acre site for industrial development.
 
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