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Hinds County, Mississippi

39201, 39202, 39203, 39204, 39206, 39209, 39211, 39212, 39213, 39216, 39269

The Mississippi State Capital
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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

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Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Jackson is approximately 202,064 (1999), 173514 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 79,374 (1990), 64523 (2010).
The amount of land area in Jackson is 282.326 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 5.19 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jackson to Washington DC is 893 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Jackson is positioned 32.32 degrees north of the equator and 90.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The average winter temperature is 48 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 65 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 81 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 66 degrees F.


in central Mississippi where I-55 and I-20 cross. 93 miles to Meridian, 44 miles to Vicksburg and 165 miles to Biloxi.
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History & History Related Items

The Jackson area was originally inhabited by Native Americans of the Choctaw and Chickasaw peoples. A French-Canadian trapper, Louis Le Fleur, built a trading post near the present city center in the early 1790s, and this location came to be known as Le Fleur's Bluff. In 1821 it became the state capital and was named in honor of Andrew Jackson , then a military hero for his campaigns in the South against the British and Native Americans and later the nation's seventh president. When the community was laid out in 1822, alternating blocks were designated as parks, a plan created by the nation's third president, Thomas Jefferson. Jackson incorporated the same year.

Jackson has been called Chimneyville ever since Sherman burned it to the ground, everything, when the Union troops passed through near the end of the Civil War. Our craftman's guild in the state is called the Chimneyville Craftman's Guild.
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The founding of Jackson



See this Attractions page for Jackson.

The Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History
P.O. Box 571
State Street at Capitol
Jackson, MS 39205-0571
Phone: 601-359-6920
Exhibits on Mississippi from pre-historic years through the civil rights movement. The building, itself, is a great example of Greek Revival public architecture. It was the state capitol building from 1839 until 1903. It was restored from 1959 to 1961 and has been named a national Historic Landmark.
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Jackson City Government

City of Jackson official site

Mayor's Office
P.O. Box 17
Jackson, MS 39205-0017
Phone: (601) 960-1084
Fax: (601) 960-2193

The city was governed by a three-man commission until the fall of 1984. At that time, the form of government was replaced by a mayor-council form of government. There are seven council members elected from wards and a mayor who is elected at-large.

Jackson Chamber

Metro Jackson Chamber of Commerce
201 S. President Street
P. O. Box 22548
Jackson, MS 39225-2548
Phone: 601-948-7575
Fax: 601-352-5539

Jackson Community News

Jackson Mississippi Namesake?
Why is Jackson, Mississippi named after President Andrew Jackson?
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Jackson Organizations

Metro Jackson Chamber of Commerce
201 S. President Street
P. O. Box 22548
Jackson, MS 39225-2548
Phone: 601-948-7575
Fax: 601-352-5539

Jackson Libraries

Jackson-Hinds Library
300 N State St
Jackson, MS 39201-1705
Phone: 601-968-5825
Serving Jackson, Mississippi and Hinds County.

Jackson Schools

Jackson Public School District
662 S President St
Jackson, MS 39201-5601
Phone: 601-960-8700

Mississippi Department of Education
Central High School
P.O. Box 771
359 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (601) 359-3513


Belhaven College
A Christian Liberal Arts College 1500 Peachtree St
Jackson, MS 39202-1754
Phone: 601-968-5904

Hinds Community College
3925 Sunset Dr
Jackson, MS 39213-5855
Phone: 601-366-1405

Jackson College Of Ministries
1555 Beasley Rd
Jackson, MS 39206-2022
Phone: 601-981-8401

Jackson State University
3825 Ridgewood Rd
Jackson, MS 39211-6463
Phone: 601-968-2121

Millsaps College
1701 N State St
Jackson, MS 39210-0002
Phone: 601-974-1000

Mississippi State University
3825 Ridgewood Rd
Jackson, MS 39211-6463
Phone: 601-982-6767

University Of Mississippi
3825 Ridgewood Rd # 317
Jackson, MS 39211-6463
Phone: 601-982-6210

University of Mississippi Med Ctr
2500 N State St # 303
Jackson, MS 39216-4500
Phone: 601-984-1000
Medical Center News

Wesley Biblical Seminary
6014 Floral Dr
Jackson, MS 39206-2417
Phone: 601-957-1314 Jackson


The population of Jackson was:
1990 - 196,637
1999 - 202-064

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