Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Mississippi.wikipedia
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Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Mississippi.
, the largest municipality by population in Mississippi is Jackson, with 173,514 residents, and the smallest is Satartia, with 55 residents.

Mississippi

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Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Mississippi.
Jackson is both the state's capital and largest city.

Meridian, Mississippi

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During the 1920s, Jackson surpassed Meridian to become the most populous city in the state following a speculative natural gas boom in the region.
Along major highways, the city is 93 mi east of Jackson, Mississippi; 154 mi southwest of Birmingham, Alabama; 202 mi northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana; and 231 mi southeast of Memphis, Tennessee.

Hinds County, Mississippi

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It is one of two county seats of Hinds County, along with Raymond, Mississippi.
Its county seats are Raymond and Jackson, the state capital.

Jackson metropolitan area, Mississippi

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Jackson is the anchor for the Jackson, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Raymond, Mississippi

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It is one of two county seats of Hinds County, along with Raymond, Mississippi. An 1844 map shows Jackson linked by an east-west rail line running between Vicksburg, Raymond, and Brandon.
Raymond is one of two county seats of Hinds County (along with Jackson) and is the home of the main campus of Hinds Community College.

Rankin County, Mississippi

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The city of Jackson also includes around 3,000 acres comprising Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport in Rankin County and a small portion of Madison County.
Rankin County is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Pearl River (Mississippi–Louisiana)

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The city sits on the Pearl River and is located in the greater Jackson Prairie region of Mississippi.
The Mississippi state capital, Jackson, is located along the upper reaches of the river.

Madison County, Mississippi

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The city of Jackson also includes around 3,000 acres comprising Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport in Rankin County and a small portion of Madison County.
Madison County is part of the Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Natchez, Mississippi

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The Mississippi General Assembly decided in 1821 that the state needed a centrally located capital (the legislature was then located in Natchez).
Natchez is some 90 mi southwest of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, which is located near the center of the state.

Peter Aaron Van Dorn

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The city of Jackson was originally planned, in April 1822, by Peter Aaron Van Dorn in a "checkerboard" pattern advocated by Thomas Jefferson.
He was one of the founders of Jackson, Mississippi.

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Jackson was connected by public road to Vicksburg and Clinton in 1826.
It is located 234 mi northwest of New Orleans at the confluence of the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers, and 40 mi due west of Jackson, the state capital.

Brandon, Mississippi

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An 1844 map shows Jackson linked by an east-west rail line running between Vicksburg, Raymond, and Brandon.
Brandon is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is located east of the state capital.

Battle of Jackson, Mississippi

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On May 13, 1863, Union forces won the first Battle of Jackson, forcing Confederate forces to flee northward towards Canton.
The Battle of Jackson, fought on May 14, 1863, in Jackson, Mississippi, was part of the Vicksburg Campaign in the American Civil War.

Millsaps College

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Another Federal position is preserved on the campus of Millsaps College.
Millsaps College is a private liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi.

University of Mississippi Medical Center

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One of the Union artillery emplacements has been preserved on the grounds of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and is located in Jackson, Mississippi, United States.

Canton, Mississippi

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On May 13, 1863, Union forces won the first Battle of Jackson, forcing Confederate forces to flee northward towards Canton.
It is the county seat of Madison County, and situated in the northern part of the metropolitan area surrounding the state capital, Jackson.

Edwards, Mississippi

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After driving the Confederate forces out of Jackson, Union forces turned west and engaged the Vicksburg defenders at the Battle of Champion Hill in nearby Edwards.
It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Jackson Prairie

Jackson Prairie Belt
The city sits on the Pearl River and is located in the greater Jackson Prairie region of Mississippi.
It runs in a diagonal line from near Jackson in the northwest, through Bienville National Forest and southeast to the Alabama border.

Mississippi State Capitol

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The so-called New Capitol replaced the older structure upon its completion in 1903.
Located in Jackson, it was designated as a Mississippi Landmark in 1986, a National Historic Landmark in 2016 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.

Eudora Welty

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Author Eudora Welty was born in Jackson in 1909, lived most of her life in the Belhaven section of the city, and died there in 2001.
Her house in Jackson, Mississippi, has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as a house museum.

Jackson City Hall

The Jackson City Hall, built in 1846 for less than $8,000, also survived.
Jackson City Hall, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is the seat of municipal government.

Hawkins Field (airport)

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During World War II, Hawkins Field in northwest Jackson was developed as a major airbase.
Hawkins Field is a joint civil-military public airport in Jackson.

Richard Wright (author)

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Richard Wright, a highly acclaimed African-American author, lived in Jackson as an adolescent and young man in the 1910s and 1920s.
Soon Richard with his younger brother and mother returned to the home of his maternal grandmother which was now in the state capital, Jackson, Mississippi, where he lived from early 1920 until late 1925.

Union Station (Jackson, Mississippi)

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Jackson's new Union Station downtown reflected the city's service by multiple rail lines, including the Illinois Central.
Union Station is an intermodal transit station in Jackson, Mississippi, United States.