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The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.

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

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Statistics & Facts

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.

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Jackson location: 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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Climate & Weather

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.

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Jackson history:

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.
The founding of Jackson: 1821
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Jackson attractions:

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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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