Rossville, Tennessee began as a Mid-South farm community before becoming a freight town when railroad track was laid in 1837. Rossville was initially known as Lafayette Station until 1859 when it was renamed for Thomas M. Ross, an early settler of this area. The town was incorporated in 1903.
Industry in Rossville, TN is diverse and prolific including Norfolk Southern Railroad, Kellogg’s, Memphis Shades, CSD Fabricators and Stacks Stone among many others.
Fayette County Public Schools serves 3,700 students throughout four elementary, two middle and one high school. The district also operates career, technical and alternative centers. Cambridge College, Belhaven University, Union University and Southwest Tennessee Community College are just a few of the options for those seeking higher education.
Healthcare may be accessed at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Collierville. This full-service hospital situated on 75 acres features premier facilities, large patient rooms, a critical care unit and full-service emergency room.
Typical weather conditions in Fayette County, TN are 55 inches of rain compared to just two inches of snow with sunshine on 214 days annually on average. Summers are hot and winters are mild in the region.
The Wolf River flows through Rossville with William B. Clark Conservation Area situated along the riverbank. The 460-acre preserve features a 1,600-foot boardwalk meanders through a bottomland cypress tupelo swamp perfect for nature watching. The Rossville Historic District contains a variety of architectural styles that reflect the history of this area. Many of the homes were built in the 1800s or early 1900s.
Just a short drive away in Memphis, the state’s largest city, the University of Memphis, Memphis Redbirds, FedEx Forum and The Orpheum are several of the popular entertainment attractions. Memphis in May International Festival is a month-long celebration split into four main events; Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and Sunset Symphony.