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Mississippi (MS) - Real Estate
Mississippi Association of REALTORS®
4274 Lakeland Dr
Jackson, MS 39232
(601) 932-5241 - (800) 747-1103
Mississippi Real Estate Commission
P.O. Box 12685
Jackson, MS 39236
Mississippi joined the Union in 1817. It was the 20th
state to do so. It was nicknamed the Magnolia State due to the lovely
magnolia trees that bloom profusely.
Mississippi is bordered by Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee
and Gulf of Mexico
The five largest cities are Jackson, which is the state capitol, Gulfport,
Biloxi, Hattiesburg and Greenville.
Mississippi’s agriculture includes cotton, poultry, cattle, rice,
catfish and soybeans. The industries include furniture, lumber, clothing
electrical machinery and food processing.
The first synthetics were developed by Dr. Emmette F. Izard of Hazelhurst.
He developed the first fibers of rayon.
Mississippi was the first state in the nation to have a planned system
of junior colleges.
On April 25, 1866 when the Civil War had been over for more than a
year, ladies from Columbus decided to decorate graves of soldiers from
the north as well as the south with flowers. They chose Friendship Cemetery
that has been called Where Flowers Healed a Nation. Americans still
celebrate what has come to be called Memorial Day each year, an annual
observance of recognition of war dead.
After the Civil War, famed hat maker John B. Stetson learned and practiced
his trade at Dunn's Falls near Meridian.
One of the most noble deeds in the recorded history of the slave years
occurred in 1834 when Captain Isaac Ross, whose plantation was in Lorman,
freed his slaves and arranged for them to be sent to Africa, where they
founded the country of Liberia. Recently, representatives of Liberia
visited Lorman and placed a stone at the Captain's gravesite in honor
of his kindness
The world's largest pecan nursery is in Lumberton
Greenwood is called the Cotton Capital of the World.
Pine Sol was invented in 1929 by Jackson native Harry A. Cole, Sr.
The state symbols are:
Flower is the magnolia blossom
Tree is the magnolia
Bird is the mockingbird
Fish is the largemouth bass
Insect is the honeybee
Butterfly is the spicebush swallowtail
Water mammal is the bottlenosed dolphin or porpoise
Land mammal is the white-tailed deer
From Historical museums to a petrified forest to shrimp boat excursions
to tours of antebellum homes to gaming in the off shore casinos or just
playing on the beaches, there is plenty to do in Mississippi.
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