Tipton County

Randolph Bluff

PROJECT PARTNERS McKnight Foundation

In 2008, with funding from the McKnight Foundation, TennGreen acquired nearly 19 acres of land at Randolph Bluff that was deemed highly at risk of development.

This scenic bluff provides a spectacular view of the Mississippi River, and it conserves an area of historical significance.

Very early on, Randolph Bluff was identified as an important conservation parcel atop the second Chickasaw Bluff. With 1,300 feet of Mississippi River frontage, this property was once part of the bustling town of Randolph, founded in 1823. This location has been an important site for Indigenous peoples, French explorers, riverboat pilots, early pioneers, and Civil War soldiers.

Notable for its unique geology, archeology, history, ecology, and scenery, Randolph Bluff is one of few Chickasaw Bluff locations with river access, about ten miles south of Fort Pillow State Historic Park.