About the Town of Ripley
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.