Holly Springs and Byhalia are Marshall County’s two largest towns and the focus of much of the county’s commercial and industrial growth. Other towns include Lake Center, Mt. Pleasant, Red Banks, and Victoria.

Holly Springs

Located near the center of Marshall County, Holly Springs is the county seat and a hub of commercial development. The downtown area around Court Square continues to be a lively business district, while many newer businesses occupy spaces in recently developed shopping centers. An active Holly Springs’ Chamber of Commerce conducts job fairs, promotes business openings, sponsors leadership programs, and hosts an annual Tennessee Walking Horse show.

The city’s residential neighborhoods are characterized by tree-lined streets featuring a congenial blend of attractive contemporary and charming older homes. Because much of Holly Springs was spared from destruction during the Civil War, neighborhoods include many majestic antebellum mansions and historic cottages, some of which are open for display during an annual spring pilgrimage.

The community preserves and displays its cultural heritage and environmental richness through museums, art galleries, and nature conservation areas. The Kate Freeman Clark Museum houses over a thousand of the impressionist artists’ works. A widely popular Hummingbird Migration Celebration draws more than 7,000 visitors annually to the 2,500-acre Strawberry Plains National Audubon Sanctuary and Education Center.


With convenient, direct four-lane highway access via US-78 to the Memphis metropolitan area (about 20 miles) and to Holly Springs (16 miles), Byhalia is experiencing rapid growth in the business, industry, and residential sectors. The town is home to several warehouse and distribution facilities totaling 1 million square feet. Major industries can capitalize on direct highway transportation or connections to rail, water, and air services through Memphis.

Byhalia’s Chamber of Commerce works closely with local and state governments to create an environment conducive to planned growth. The town government has supported these efforts by providing new and expanded services, drawing upon grant funding when possible to keep the local tax burden low.

Small-town friendliness combined with convenient access to a major metropolitan area make Byhalia an ideal location for families, singles, and retirees. Builders are active meeting the burgeoning housing demand of those who seek the serene lifestyle and quiet neighborhoods, new and old, of this delightful town.

Potts Camp

Situated at the eastern edge of Marshall County along US Highway 78 (future Interstate 22), Potts Camp has direct, four-lane access to the Memphis metropolitan area and is only 45 miles from the New Albany – Tupelo area, where a new Toyota plant will provide opportunities for a burgeoning cluster of suppliers.

With a population of about 500, Potts Camp is located within the Holly Springs National Forest, which offers abundant resources for camping, hiking, and fishing. The Marshall County School System operates two schools in Potts Camp: Mary Reid Elementary School for grades K–3 and the Potts Camp Attendance Center for grades 4–12.

Potts Camp officials work diligently with county and state agencies to meet the needs of new industries, while residents provide a warm welcome to this small, friendly community.