Anyone who has spent much time in Tupelo has heard the story of Elvis. The story of a boy who made much of what little he was given. With a $7.90 guitar, Elvis was able to revolutionize the music landscape and influence pop culture. But you visit his roots and take a second to sit on the swing of the Elvis Presley Birthplace; you start to realize that the possibilities weren’t just there for Elvis, but that Tupelo is the front porch of possibility.
From electricity to Elvis Presley, Tupelo has always been at the forefront of progressive thinking. The city has renewed itself many times but one thing has remained true always: Tupelo is an upbeat, happy city where people believe they can accomplish anything. Especially when sharing an idea.
In other words, Tupelo is full of contagious optimism. And ready to become a Center of Positivity. Tupelo is a town not easily defeated, but one that always strive to make the most of all situations. It is a town full of dreamers who don’t let circumstances control their dreams. It is a town where big dreams are born.
Our city is bright and optimistic. Whatever the big idea, Tupelo’s supportive community spirit is fertile ground for creative thought and innovation. It takes a village to create kings, and we didn’t stop after Elvis. The community has formed an unspoken bond that conveys if a helping hand is needed, the community will provide an abundance of love and support.
Our new logo reflects our optimistic and community-oriented spirit. Our crown is created by the overlapping abstract shapes of people coming together in unity to create and foster new ideas and opportunities. This is what we feel is the Spirit of Tupelo.
The ideas, the optimism, the ingenuity and the persistence are a reflection of not just the town itself but the people who call it home. The people of Tupelo are what create the mindset that “Anything is Possible” a reality. They are what keep the Tupelo Spirit alive. They are what make Tupelo, My Tupelo.