Welcome to Saltillo!

– Where “Away From It All” Is Closer Than You Think!

Saltillo is a classic “hometown” community, located just minutes North of the bustling city of Tupelo. We’ve been a happy place to live since 1870, when we were incorporated and named after the city of Saltillo down in Old Mexico.

We’ve grown to have a population of just about 5,000 folks. Most of our citizens work locally, but a great many find their occupations in Tupelo and just make the (very) short commute every day. Saltillo has taken advantage of it’s proximity to it’s larger neighbor – with a quiet, easy lifestyle and attractive housing costs it’s becoming a haven for families that appreciate a more tranquil and traditional lifestyle after a busy day at work.

Saltillo is a great place to raise a family! We’re very proud of our school system, which serves not only Saltillo but a large portion of Lee County as well. Visit to take a tour. We know our children are safe in school, and are being well prepared for college and a productive adult life.

Our City leadership is organized by a Mayor & Alderman system of governance. Mayor Rex Smith is a life-long resident of Saltillo, and was elected to serve us in 2013.Our elected Aldermen meet twice monthly at City Hall, and the meetings are open to the public.

To contact the Mayor or Aldermen, just CLICK HERE to visit their information page.


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