Q:

What is the capital of Mississippi?

A:

Quick Answer

As of 2014, the capital of Mississippi is Jackson. Jackson was founded in 1821 and was named for Major General Andrew Jackson, who would become the seventh President of the United States.

  Know More

Full Answer

In the early 1800s the state legislature wanted the capital moved from the Natchez area to a more central location. The location for Jackson was formerly a trading post in a town known as LeFleur's Bluff. The city of Jackson was planned in a checkerboard pattern where parks and open spaces alternated with city blocks. By 2014, many of the once-open spaces have been developed and the city has grown to 106.8 square miles.

Learn more about The South

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is Mississippi's state motto?

    A:

    The state motto of Mississippi is "virtute et armis," which means "by valor and arms." The motto appears on the state's coat of arms, which is a blue shield with an eagle that is situated above a red banner bearing the motto.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How did Mississippi get its name?

    A:

    According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Mississippi's name was derived from a Native American language. The Online Etymology Dictionary explains that the name was originally that of the river. The name combines the Ojibwa words "mshi," meaning "big," and "ziibi," meaning "river."

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the state reptile of Mississippi?

    A:

    According to State Symbols USA, the state reptile of Mississippi is the American alligator. The American alligator, or Alligator mississippiensis, has been the state reptile since 2005.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the major industries in Mississippi?

    A:

    The major industries that support the economy of Mississippi are agriculture, textile production, electronics production, transportation, manufacturing and fishing. The agriculture industry is the largest industry in the state, and the biggest farming production lies in cotton, corn, soybeans and rice.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore