The county seat of Rankin County and part of the Jackson metropolitan area, Brandon is located in the heart of central Mississippi. With easy access to the state capital, this community has recently experienced major growth because of its excellent location. Brandon is proud to boast low tax rates, excellent schools and extremely reasonable real estate prices. The presence of nearby 33,000-acre Ross Barnett Reservoir, numerous parks, lakes, cultural and sports venues-including the Mississippi Braves baseball team (affiliate of the Braves organization)-ensures access to a multitude of recreational opportunities for the whole family.
Crossgates River Oaks Hospital (formerly Rankin Medical Center) is a 134-bed, acute-care facility known for its commitment to providing family-oriented and quality patient care to residents of Rankin County and the surrounding areas since 1969. The hospital delivers a wide range of services and offers 24-hour emergency care. Home to Mississippi's only inpatient burn center, Crossgates was chosen as the 2009 Hospital of the Year by the Mississippi Nurses' Association. The hospital is a Level IV trauma center, has four OR suites, an ICCU, and offers a wide variety of specialty and surgical services.