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Jackson, Mississippi (MS)

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Where is the Capital of Mississippi?
The Map of Mississippi (MS) shows the location of the state capital in the "Magnolia State". Mississippi has 82 counties, and the capital of the State is Jackson. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Jackson including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Jackson, Mississippi.


The Map of Mississippi provides an outline of the state, which covers 48,434 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Jackson, is 106.8 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game..

Map of Mississippi


Where is Jackson located?
The location of Jackson is about 80 km south west of the geographical center of the state, on the Pearl River. The city is located in the counties of Hinds, Madison and Rankin, Mississippi.

Capital of Mississippi - Jackson
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Jackson is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

Map showing location of Mississippi in USA

Where is Mississippi? (MS)

The State of Mississippi is located the south east United States.


History & Facts on Jackson, the Capital of Mississippi
The History and Fast, fun facts about Jackson, the capital city of Mississippi:

History & Facts about Jackson, Mississippi - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Jackson, which is also the largest city

Fact 2: The state covers 48,434 square miles and the size of the capital is 106.8 square miles
Fact 3: Mississippi is the 32nd biggest state in the USA and the bordering States are Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee
Fact 4: The population of the capital city of Jackson is 175,437. Nickname "Chimneyville"

Fact 5: History - A trading post was first established in the area and operated by a French Canadian trader called Louis LeFleur.

Fact 6: History - The town originally was called LeFleur's Bluff as it was situated on a "high handsome bluff"

Fact 7: History - In 1821 the state legislature determined that Jackson was a safe location for the state capital

Fact 8: History - The city was named in honor of Major General Andrew Jackson who would later become the 7th president of the United States.

Fact 9: History - During the Civil War (1861-1865), the town was burned three times by Union troops under the command of General William Sherman

Fact 10: History - The city of Jackson was rebuilt after the Civil War

History & Facts about Jackson, Mississippi - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Jackson, Mississippi
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Jackson, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Jackson was 175,437, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Jackson, Mississippi - Homework Help for Kids
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Capital of Mississippi - Jackson

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