History of Mississippi!

General Mississippi State History

Mississippi joined the union as the 20th state in 1817 and gets it's name from the Mississippi River, which forms its western border. Early people of the area that became Mississippi included the Choctaw, Natchez and Chickasaw.
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Bonnie Blue flag

The first recorded use of this flag (though typically with a white star) was in 1810 when it was used to represent the Republic of West Florida, a republic of English speaking people of southern Alabama, Mississippi, and portions of Louisiana east of the Mississippi River who rebelled against the reign of Spanish government and overthrew Spain’s provincial Governor de Lassus at Baton Rouge.
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The Bonnie Blue Flag - with lyrics - popular Civil War song from the movie: Gods and Generals - HQ

Date of Statehood: December 10, 1817

Capital: Jackson

Population: 2,967,297 (2010)

Size: 48,432 square miles

Nickname(s): Magnolia State

Motto: Virtute et armis (“By valor and arms”)Tree: Magnolia

Flower: Magnolia

Bird: Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird Singing