The US state of Mississippi – MS – is located in the southeastern United States with access to the Gulf of Mexico and is one of the southern states of the United States. Jackson is the capital of the state of Mississippi. The Mississippi River forms the heavily meandering west coast of the state. However, the Mississippi River only flows into the Gulf of Mexico in neighboring Louisiana, near New Orleans.
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Welcome to Mississippi
The state of Mississippi is nicknamed “Magnolia State”. Mississippi is the economically weakest state in the United States. In Mississippi, agriculture and mining, oil and gas processing play the main economic role.
Vicksburg – once the center of the Civil War
The city of Vicksburg, Mississippi is home to numerous important Civil War-era historical sites. In Natchez, in addition to numerous historically interesting sights, there are still many old mansions from before the Civil War to discover. Cruises are available on the Mississippi River, which forms the western border of the state.
State Capitol in Jackson – Mississippi
Many cultures have left their mark on Mississippi. Native American, African-American, British, French and Spanish influences are evident in the language, art, literature, food and music of the state of Mississippi.
Worth seeing is “Rosalie Villa” in Natchez. The mansion, now a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1823. A French fort was previously located on the same site. The villa played an important role as an army base during the American Civil War (1961-1865). Villa Rosalie is surrounded by beautiful gardens overlooking the Mississippi River.
Lighthouse in Biloxi on the Gulf of Mexico – Mississippi
A large proportion of the special attractions in the state of Mississippi relate to legacies of America’s Civil War in the 19th century.
Landmarks in Mississippi
- Vicksburg National Military Park
- pearl river
- Mississippi Museum of Natural Sciences
- Buccaneer State Park
- Geyser Falls Water Theme Park
- Ship Island
- Mississippi State Capitol
- St Mary Basilica – Natchez
- Lower Mississippi River Museum
- Old Courthouse – Vicksburg
- Battlefield Museum – Vicksburg
- Tunica River Park
- Gulf Islands National Seashore
- Natchez Trace Parkway
The Old Mississippi State Capitol is located in the capital, Jackson. The former government building, which is well worth seeing, now serves as a museum. The Old Mississippi State Capitol is one of the most important landmarks in the state of Mississippi.
Big Cities in Mississippi
See Countryaah for more cities in the state of Mississippi.
Winterville Mounds – Burial Ground
The Natie Americans’ place of worship called Winterville Mounds, near the town of Winterville, is one of Mississippi’s historic sites. About 600 years ago, Winterville Mounds was a thriving Native American cultural site. Today only burial mounds remain. It is believed that Winterville Mounds served as a religious place of worship. Another burial ground called Emerald Mounds is north of the town of Natchez.
Map of Mississippi – USA
Map of Mississippi, located in the southern United States. The map shows the neighboring states, the largest cities, the most important road connections and highways, the lakes and rivers in the American state and the location on the Gulf of Mexico. The area of Mississippi is 125,443 km². About 3 million people currently live in the US state of Mississippi in 2019. The state capital of Mississippi is Jackson.