Category: Guide to Mississippi

Mississippi – Also known as the “Magnolia State” lies on the Mississippi River, the “Old Man River” and has over 2.3 million inhabitants. This state was explored in 1540 by Hernando de Soto, claimed by LaSalle, who explored the river from Illinois to its mouth, for France in 1682. The first settlers came in 1699. The area had to cede France to England in 1763. The United States joined the United States as the 20th in 1817. Cotton and corn are the main products of the state, the capital is called Jackson. Jefferson Davis, who came from Mississippi, was President of the Southern States during the Civil War. The writer and Nobel laureates William Faulkner and Elvis Presley are one of the most famous sons in the state.