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Warren County, Mississippi

39180, 39181, 39183

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Page Contents for Vicksburg, Mississippi

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Vicksburg is approximately 26,407 (2000), 23856 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,250 (1990), 9457 (2010).
The amount of land area in Vicksburg is 34.828 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.371 sq kilometers.
The distance from Vicksburg to Washington DC is 926 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 39 miles. (as the crow flies)
Vicksburg is positioned 32.32 degrees north of the equator and 90.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Vicksburg elevation is 180 feet above sea level.
Vicksburg per capita income is $ 17,232.
Vicksburg median income is $ 31,905.
Vicksburg average annual rainfall is 52.42 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 51 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.


44 miles from Jackson, Mississippi, approximately halfway between Memphis, Tennessee (220 miles to the north) and New Orleans, Louisiana (210 miles to the south).
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moderate southern
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pleasant. In the Spring and Fall there are cool nights and warm sunny days with temperature ranges from about 45 to 70 degrees F. Mild winters are the norm, except for an occasional cold snap. Winter temperatures run from about 30 to 50 degrees F. The summers are consistently warm up to high of between 89 and 90 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

A Vicksburg History page
Vicksburg, a city of history
good history information, particularly about the Civil War period.
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The founding of Vicksburg


The incorporation of Vicksburg

January 29, 1825


Learn more about Vicksburg. Also see This portal site

McRaven Tour Home
c/o Leyland French
1445 Harrison St.
Vicksburg, MS. 39180
Telephone: (601) 636-1663

Gold in the Hills, 1890's Melodrama
Parkside Playhouse
3101 Confederate Ave.
P.O.l Box 821472
Vicksburg, MS
Phone: 601-636-0471
Email: Vicksburg Theatre Guild of Vicksburg, MS Invites you to enjoy the longest running melodrama in the world, as listed in the Guiness Book of World Records, performed every year since 1936.

Biedenharn Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia
1107 Washington St.
Vicksburg, MS
Phone: 601-638-6514
Located in the restored 1890 building where Coca-Cola was first bottled anywhere in the world in 1894. Please call for hours of operation.

Yesterday's Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum
1104 Washington St.
Vicksburg, MS
Phone: 601-638-0605
Please call for hours of operation

Gray & Blue Naval Museum
1102 Washington St.
Vicksburg, MS
Phone: 601-638-6500
The world's largest collection of Civil War gunboat models and more. Please call for hours of operation.

Great Animal Adventures Children's Museum
721 China Street
Vicksburg, MS
Phone: 601-629-9920
An 1888 stables building houses this museum which also has veterinary implements on display. PLease call ahead for hours of operation. Vicksburg National Military Park was established on February 21, 1899, to commemorate one of the most decisive battles of the Civil War, the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg.
Scenes of Vicksburg
For additional information, please feel free to contact the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce Office at (601) 636-1012.

Cedar Grove Inn is a magnificent 1840 Greek Revival Mansion overlooking the Mississippi River on four acres with formal gardens, gazebos, fountains and courtyards which are a prelude to the mansion furnished with many original antiques, including gas-lit chandeliers. A union cannonball is still lodged in the parlor wall.
Tours are given every day continually from 9-4 except at noon. Please call ahead for admission costs and any changes in hours of operation.

Virginia State Memorial
just outside of the Vicksburg National Military Park on the southeast corner of the North Frontage Road and Iowa Avenue. A bronze plaque on a granite pedestal tells of the Botetourt Artillery. It was added on 23 November 1907.
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Vicksburg City Government

City of Vicksburg
Post Office Box 150
1401 Walnut Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180
Phone: 601-631-3718

The city has a Mayoral - Alderman type of government

Vicksburg Chamber

Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (601) 636-1012

Vicksburg Organizations

Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (601) 636-1012

Vicksburg Schools

A School page for Vicksburg.

Vicksburg Warren School District



The population of Vicksburg ws:
1990 - 27,496
1993 - 29,100
2000 - 26,407

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