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___ Searchable Map and Satellite View of Jackson, Mississippi (45-degree view available)
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|Satellite view showing Jackson, most populous city and capital of the State of Mississippi. Jackson is located on the Pearl River, in the American South, the 'Dixie' region of the United States, 186 mi (300 km) north of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Like any US city Jackson also started from scratch, in the beginning it was known as LeFleur's Bluff, a trading post on the west bank of the Pearl River, close to the Old Natchez Trace, an ancient Indian trail and later a trade route between Nashville, Tennessee and the Mississippi River port of Natchez, Mississippi.
In December 1817, the western portion of Mississippi Territory became the State of Mississippi as the 20th state of the Union. LeFleur's Bluff was renamed for General Andrew Jackson in 1821. In 1822 the capital was moved from Natchez to Jackson, which became the permanent seat of Mississippi's government.
Today Jackson has a population of about 170,600 inhabitants (in 2015). 579,000 people live in Jackson metro area.
The city is home to Jackson State University, one of the historically black universities.
Jackson is famous for its music, including Gospel, Blues, and R&B. Cassandra Wilson, famous jazz singer-songwriter, is born in Jackson.
Jackson points of interest:
Mississippi Coliseum, a multipurpose arena located on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds complex.
Historic Places: Old Mississippi State Capitol, built in 1839 served as the Mississippi statehouse from 1839 until 1903 it was replaced by the new Mississippi State Capitol, built in 1901 and designed to house all branches of the Mississippi state government. City Hall, the Greek Revival building built in 1846-47 has continuously served as Jackson's City Hall. Eudora Welty House, was the home of author Eudora Welty, known for her short story, "Death of a Traveling Salesman", her novel "The Optimist's Daughter" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. King Edward Hotel, built in 1923 as the Edwards Hotel, a historic hotel in downtown Jackson). Jackson Volcano (extinct volcano 2900 ft beneath the city).
Churches: Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle (seat of the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson)
Museums: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (the state's largest museum, located in LeFleur's Bluff State Park)
Parks: Jackson Zoo (the zoo is situated within the historic Livingston Park),
Sports: Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium (home field of the Jackson State Tigers football team), Smith–Wills Stadium (baseball)
Air: Hawkins Field, a general aviation airport (IATA code: HKS) northwest of Jackson, Jackson-Evers International Airport (IATA code: JAN) about 12 mi (19 km) by road (via I-20 E), east of the central business district.
Railroads: Union Station, train station (Amtrak) and bus terminal for Greyhound Lines intercity buses.
Just zoom in to see Mississippi State Capitol, the seat of Mississippi State Legislature.
The page shows a city map of Jackson with expressways, main roads and streets.
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Friday-January-20 09:59Standard time zone: Central Standard Time (CST); UTC/GMT -6 hours Central Daylight Time (CDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours
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|Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
City Coordinates: 32°17′56″N 90°11′05″W
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