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Shown Above: A Mississippi River Map

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Fast Facts About Mississippi


1. Mississippi's official state flower is the Magnolia.


2. Mississippi's official state tree is the Magnolia.


3. Mississippi 's official state bird is the Mockingbird.


4. Mississippi is home to eleven graduate-level Universities and many fine colleges. 


5. America's first Parent Teachers Association (PTA) was formed in Mississippi.


6. Mississippi is divided into three geographical regions: North, Central and Southern. 


7. Jackson and Gulfport are the only two cities in Mississippi with a population of more than 50,000 people.  There's even a joke that goes, "What are the 3 largest cities in Mississippi?"  Answer: Birmingham, Mobile and Montgomery.  Alabamans find it hilarious.  Mississipeans, not so much.


8. The five largest cities in Mississippi (by population size) are Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, Hattiesburg and Biloxi, in that order.


9. A full Mississippi River Map shows the river bordering nine U.S. states.


10. The state of Mississippi has 22 State Parks.




Above: The glitzy town of Gulfport.

Photo credit: dnasoa.com


Mississippi State Parks

Buccaneer State Park

Carver Point State Park

Clarkco State Park

Cossar State Park

Golden Memorial State Park

Gulf Marine State Park

Holmes County State Park

Hugh White State Park

J P Coleman State Park

John W Kyle State Park

Lake Lowndes State Park

Leroy Percy State Park

Nanih Waya State Park

Natchez State Park

Paul B Johnson State Park

Percy Quin State Park

Roosevelt State Park

Shepard State Park

Tishomingo State Park

Tombigbee State Park

Wall Doxey State Park

Winterville State Park



Below: A vintage canon eyes the setting sun at Vicksburg National Military Park.

Photo credit: seancrane.com




Universities in Mississippi

Alcorn State University (alcorn.edu)

Belhaven University (bellhaven.edu)

Blue Mountain College (bmc.edu)

Delta State University

Jackson State University

Millsaps College

Mississippi College

Mississippi State University

Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi Valley State University

Reformed Theological Seminary

Rust College

Tougaloo College

University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi Medical Center

University of Southern Mississippi

William Carey University

 


Above: Storm clouds loom like tomorrow's midterm over the University of Southern Mississippi.

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mississippitokorea/5955947323/




Above: A farmhouse in rural Mississippi.

Photo Credit: ceddoberkeley.edu


Above: Mississippi's upscale waterfront Ridgeland neighborhood. 

Photo credit: livability.com

 

Above: The sleepy little town of Picayune.

Photo Credit: city-data.com


Above: The architecturally significant Forest County Courthouse in Hattiesburg.

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courthouselover/3126244833/

 

Above: A tiny house in Starkville. 

Photo credit: http://thearchitecturalist.tumblr.com/page/6


 

Above: The tiny house in Tupelo where Elvis Presley was born. 

Photo credit: get-packin.com


Above: Sunset over Biloxi.

photo credit: http://nikonites.com/attachments/landscape/13259-sundown-biloxi-ms-dsc_8890.jpg




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