Hernando, MS | Featured Military Retirement Location

Hernando, Mississippi, sits eighteen miles southwest of Olive Branch, MS. The town is 30 min—South of Beale St.; Memphis, TN famous entertainment district.


Naval Support Annex Mid-South in Millington is less than an hour north, the cost of living is low, and it has an exceptionally low real-estate market. All those attributes rank Hernando, MS, pretty high in our list.


Hernando is home to the Desoto County Museum. The museum educates visitors on the county’s history from the prehistoric age to the present. The collection includes photos, documents, and artifacts that constitute the local history. The museum consists of the Crumpler-Fergusson Log Cabin, which served as a hospital and an Inn during the Civil War.


Hernando, MS, is also great for outdoor play. Arkabutla lake is 21 miles away. The lake is full of nature trails and fun for fishing, sailing, and swimming. If you are up for venturing further, Sardis lake, about an hour away, is 98,500 acres filled with sandy beaches and fishing opportunities.


Do not dismiss the town’s proximity to Memphis, TN; there, you will have museums, restaurants, and shopping to keep you busy. Memphis has several art museums, like the Belz and the Brooks museums. The Memphis Children’s Museum or the Museum of Science and History is always fun for the younger crowd. Music lovers can visit the Stax Museum of Soul Music.


If you lean towards expansive spaces and enjoy fishing, Hernando is the suburb of Memphis for you. You will get the advantage of the city only 30 min. away, but the calm of the lake fishing just as close.


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