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Jackson, Mississippi, USA

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Where is Jackson, Mississippi, USA? 

Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA

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...
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Jackson, Mississippi, USA - Standard Live Insurance Company Building
Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Standard Live Insurance Company Building
Jackson, Mississippi, USA - Capitol Street Looking East, Jackson, Miss.
Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Capitol Street Looking East, Jackson, Miss.
Jackson, Mississippi, USA - The Walthall Hotel
Jackson, Mississippi, USA

The Walthall Hotel

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1822 - Mississippi State capital moved to Jackson

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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...Read MORE...

News  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...Read MORE...

News  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...Read MORE...

News  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...Read MORE...

1903 - New capitol building dedicated in Jackson

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News  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 ...Read MORE...

1916
Jackson, a city, the capital of Mississippi, and a county-seat of Hinds co., on the Pearl River,...Read MORE...

1961 - May 24 - 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi

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News  1966 - TWISTER HITS KILLS 58
JACKSON, Miss. (UPI) - Police and volunteers began a sweep of devastated areas of central...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Coleman
flag  James S. COLEMAN (1865, Jackson, Mississippi, USA - 29 July 1923, Leesburg, Florida, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Shannon
flag  James SHANNON (February 15 1886, , Vermont, USA - 1971, Jackson, Mississippi, USA)
 

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