What Do You Know About Mississippi?
- Jackson is the state capital and biggest city
- Governor is Haley Barbour
- The lowest point is sea level at the Gulf coast
- 32nd biggest state
- Mississippi is heavily forested, with over half of the state's area
covered by wild trees
- As of 2008, Mississippi has an estimated population of 2,938,618.
- Federally recognized tribes include the Choctaw
Some Things To Do While in Mississippi:
- Mississippi Gulf Coast Casinos - Gaming, Resorts, Hotels - Gulfport, Biloxi and More
Find Casinos in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region, including Gulfport, Biloxi and More from the Official Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Resource
- Emerald Mound Site -- National Register of Historic Places Indian Mounds of Mississippi Travel Itine
Designated a National Historic Landmark, Emerald is one of the largest mounds in North America. Covering eight acres. It is the second largest ceremonial mound in the United States,
- Travel and Tourism Guide to Natchez Mississippi
Natchez Travel and Tourist Information, Bed and Breakfast, Restaurant, Hotel, and Recreation information for historic Natchez, Mississippi
- ~ Reese Orchard ~
We specialize in rare and high quality fruit, and only grow the most delicious cultivars.
- Vicksburg National Military Park (U.S. National Park Service)
Vicksburg National Military Park
- Geyser Falls Water Theme Park Choctaw, MS- Home Page
- Red Bluff
Formed by the natural erosion of the west bank of the Pearl River near Morgan Town, Red Bluff is made up of colorful layers of sand, gravel, soil, and clay plunging 200 feet into a creek that empties into the river.
- Pond, MS
A perfect giveaway that gives you access to 700 acres of beautiful land WITH WATERFALLS!! Awesome highly recommended.
- On January 23, 1964, Dr. James D.
Hardy performed the world's first heart transplant surgery.
- President Theodore (Teddy)
Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear. This act resulted in the
creation of the world-famous teddy bear.
- The world's largest shrimp is on
display at the Old Spanish Fort Museum in Pascagoula.
- Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, MS
- The International Checkers Hall of
Fame is in Petal, MS
- Natchez now has more than 500
buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Place. The Trace began as an Indian trail
more than 8,000 years ago.
- The Vicksburg
National Cemetery is the second largest national cemetery in the
country. Arlington National Cemetery is the largest.
- State bird: Mockingbird
- State mammal: White tail deer
- State water mammal: Bottlenosed dolphin
- State insect: Bee
- State shell: Oyster
- State fish: Large mouth bass
- State fossil: Prehistoric whale
- State flower/ tree: Magnolia
- State stone: Petrified wood
Unfortunate Facts: (According to 2007)
- Ranked 50th state to live in
- Ranked 48th in healthiest state
- Ranked 24th in most dangerous state to live in
- Ranked 48 in smartest state