President Obama says he, Michelle 'saddened to learn of the passing of Rep. Alan Nunnelee' of Mississippi; 'Alan never wavered in his determination to serve the men and women who placed their trust in him' - White House
Tupelo/ˈtuːpəloʊ/ is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. It is also the seventh-largest city in the state. It is situated in northeast Mississippi, between Memphis, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama, and is accessed by U.S. Route 78. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,546, with the surrounding counties of Lee, Pontotoc and Itawamba supporting a population of 138,976.
Tupelo was the first city to gain electrification under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's program of the Tennessee Valley Authority construction of facilities during the Great Depression. The city is also the birthplace of singer Elvis Presley.