Welcome to Ripley, MS
Ripley is a small town with big vision, with a population over 5,000 residents nestled in the southern area of the Appalachian foothills in northern Mississippi. Located along Highway 15 in Tippah County, it is about thirty miles from the birthplace of Elvis Presley
and sixty minutes from Graceland. Ripley is home to many shops from trendy to mom and pops, and has the modest distinction of having First Monday, one of the oldest outdoor Flea Market venues in the nation!
Spectacular hill country scenery surrounds the city, and a number of inspiring historical homes are located in the downtown area. One can take advantage of seeing some of the great architectural designs from a range of time periods simply by walking or biking a short distance from the Town Square.
Author William Faulkner's Great Grandfather, Col. William Clark Falkner, was a long-time resident of Ripley and is thought to be the source of many of his great grandson's characters.
First Monday Trade Day
Ripley is the home of the First Monday Trade Day held the weekend prior to the first Monday of every month. It is one of the oldest outdoor flea markets in the United States. It started around the turn of the century at the old square but is now held south of Ripley along Highway 15 across from the Tippah County Fair Grounds.