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Tunica County, Mississippi


"The South's Casino Capital"

Page Contents for Tunica, Mississippi

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Tunica is approximately 1,200 (1999), 1030 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 518 (1990), 501 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tunica is 1.846 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tunica to Washington DC is 832 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 163 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tunica is positioned 34.68 degrees north of the equator and 90.38 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northwest Mississippi near the Arkansas and Tennessee borders. Here is a map page for the area.

Tunica is just 36 miles from Memphis, Tennessee, and 204 miles from Jackson, Mississippi.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for the area.

The county was established in 1836, but its history goes much further back than that. The early residents were Native Americans who cleared the heavily forested land and built Indian Mounds In 1885, the county seat was moved to Tunica where it remains today.

In 1992, the county's first casino, Splash, opened to record crowds and ushered in the community's highly successful resort and tourism trade, leading up to the year 2000, when the county has become the nation's third largest gaming destination, trailing only Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
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Tunica, Mississippi has ten world-class casinos, over 6,000 all-new hotel rooms and 40 great new restaurants.

The Tunica County Museum

Golfing in the area.

Casinos in the area.

Tunica Lake

River Front Park located in nearby Robinsonville. This park has 168 acres with an observation deck with great views built to observe wildlife, barges and the Mighty Mississippi River. Many facilities will be available.

Historic Downtown Tunica

The Tunica Trolley

Learn more about Tunica at this website that provides complete information on Tunica events, attractions, festivals, accommodations, visitor travel, meetings, convention services and more!
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Tunica City Government

Town Clerk
909 River Road
Tunica, Mississippi 38676
Phone: 601-363-2432

Tunica Municipal Airport
Present airport has a 2400 foot asphalt runway. The airport is located on Beatline Road, approximately one mile east of Highway 61 in the Town of Tunica. The airport will be approximately 12 miles south of Robinsonville (the main casino area).


Tunica County Administration
5130 Old Moonlanding Road,br. Tunica, Mississippi 38676-9643
Phone: 601-363-1465

Tunica Chamber

Tunica County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1888
Tunica, Mississippi 38676
Phone: (662) 363-2865
Fax: (662) 357-0378

Tunica Organizations

Tunica County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1888
Tunica, Mississippi 38676
Phone: (662) 363-2865
Fax: (662) 357-0378

Tunica Libraries

Robert C Irwin Library
1285 Kenny Hill Dr
Tunica, MS 38676-9501
Phone: 601-363-2162

Tunica Schools

Tunica School District
6129 Fox Island Road
Tunica, Mississippi 38676
Phone: 601-363-2811

Education in the area for all levels. Tunica


The population of Tunica was:
1990 - 1,171
1994 - 1,173
1998 - 1,015
1999 - 1,200
2010 - 1,436 (projection)

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