The City of Senatobia is a thriving, bustling, growing community located only 30 minutes south of Memphis , Tennessee . Senatobia is the county seat of Tate County and is located along Interstate 55. Senatobia’s population is about 7,000 people, while Tate County has about 27,000. As our community grows, so does our reputation as a great place to live!
In Senatobia, you will find a superb quality of life with excellent public and private schools from kindergarten through the community college level; easy access to universities and continuing education; inviting, well-kept neighborhoods and affordable homes; retail shopping; recreation for the whole family; and good, solid hometown values. The quality of life in Senatobia is one of the best, complemented by a cost of living that is among the best in the nation.
Senatobia is home to the main campus of Northwest Mississippi Community College and to two excellent K-12 school systems: Senatobia Public Schools and Magnolia Heights School.
According to a published history of Tate County , the City of Senatobia was founded on two sections of land purchased in 1834 from the Chickasaw nation for $1.25 per acre. The name “Senatobia” was derived from the Indian word ” Senatohoba ,” which means “white Sycamore” and is a symbol of ” rest for the weary.” Senatobia received its charter as a municipality in 1860.
With many residential areas under construction, Senatobia continues to grow at a sustainable pace. It is a great place to own a home, raise a family, and be a part of a caring community. Come and see for yourself.