Located on the historic Natchez Trace trade route, created by Native Americans and used by European-American settlers, and the Pearl River, the city's first European-American settler was Louis LeFleur, a French Canadian trader. The village became known as LeFleur's Bluff...
LeFleur's Bluff was developed when it was chosen as the site for the new state's capital city...
The capital was named for General Andrew Jackson, to honor his (January 1815) victory at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. He was later elected as the seventh President of the United States... wikipedia
1863-64 - Jackson in the U.S. Civil War 1863-05-14 - American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson, MS takes place. 1863-07-05 - Battle of Jackson, MS & Battle of Birdsong Ferry, MS 1863-07-10 - Battle of Jackson, MS - captured by federals 1864-02-05 - Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi
1869 - Two citizens of Jackson, Miss., went out fishing, got fifty miles away from home, and out of money, and finally, as a last resort, went to the Sheriff of the county, told him they were escaped convicts from the Jackson Penitentiary, gave themselves up, and were taken home without the expenditure of a cent. The Sheriff's feelings, on realizing the joke, may be imagined. St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan July 3, 1869 Added: 5/21/2014 9:37:57 PM - 1 Updated: 6/18/2014 2:54:50 PM - 1
1885 - WENT THROUGH THE BRIDGE. A TRAIN WRECKED AND MANY PERSONS KILLED AND INJURED. Jackson, Miss., Aug 27. - The following particulars were received here to-day of a frightful accident on the narrow gauge known at the Little J., which runs from Natchez to Jackson:
The mail and passenger express which left Jackson at 6:30 A.M. went through the bridge over the Pierre Bayou,...Read MORE...
1902 - FIRE IN AN ASYLUM. THE DEED OF A LUNATIC IMPERILS OVER SIX HUNDRED LIVES. Jackson, Miss., Feb. 16. - The four-story main building of the State Asylum for the Insane was set on fire about 5 o'clock this morning by J. D. BROWN, an inmate of the institution. BROWN had recently escaped and was only returned yesterday. He stated to his attendants that it would be all the...Read MORE...
1913 - TRAPPED BY FLAMES 35 PERISH. NEGRO CONVICTS BURNED TO DEATH IN FIRE AT THE OAKLEY CONVICT FARM. RESCUERS DRIVEN BACK. BY INTENSE HEAT AS THEY ATTEMPTED TO LIBERATE THE FRANTIC MEN - HAD NO FIRE-FIGHTING APPARATUS ON HAND. (Associated Press Telegram) Jackson, Miss., July 22. - Trapped by flames in the second floor in an antiquated convict cage, 35 negro prisoners were burned to death at the Oakley convict farm, 20 miles from here last night.
The flames rapidly ate away the only stairway leading to the second...Read MORE...
1916 Jackson, a city, the capital of Mississippi, and a county-seat of Hinds co., on the Pearl River, 180 miles N. of New Orleans and 45 miles E. of Vicksburg, on the Illinois Central and other railroads. It contains the state- house, a government building, state library (about 90,000 volumes), lunatic...Read MORE...
1961 - May 24 - 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi
1966 - TWISTER HITS KILLS 58 JACKSON, Miss. (UPI) - Police and volunteers began a sweep of devastated areas of central Mississippi at first light today in a search for more victims of tornadoes that killed at least 58 persons and injured 450 others in Mississippi and Alabama.
(February 15 1886, , Vermont, USA - 1971, Jackson, Mississippi, USA)
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