Dedication of the "Beale Town Bound" blues marker
The city has five National Register Districts, and various Mississippi Landmarks and individually designated buildings, including the 1925 Water Tower, which was the subject of a New York Times article and graced the cover the Grammy-nominated North Mississippi Allstar's Hernando album cover.
Hernando is a Preserve America Community, a designation for cities blending historical assets with economic development efforts.
Hernando is a Main Street Community. Main Street is an economic development program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The city has a Preservation Commission, started in 1997, that administers the historic design standards.