Mississippi: The Magnolia State
Map of U.S. showing location of Mississippi


CAPITAL: Jackson

STATEHOOD: 1817; 20th state

ATTRACTIONS: Gulf Islands National Seashore, Mississippi River, Holly Springs National Forest

FUN FACT: The name Mississippi comes from Native American words meaning "great river." 

Mississippi state flag
State Tree: magnolia; State Bird: mockingbird; State Mammal: white-tailed deer; State Quarter

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Photo credits: Whirler, iStockphoto (magnolia); Steve Byland, Dreamstime (mockingbird); PaulTessier, iStockphoto (deer); maogg, iStockphoto (quarter); Americanspririt, Dreamstime (flag)

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