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Mississippi Profile

Spelling the name of this state out loud is a catchy way to remember it, and a way to make sure you spell it correctly. The name "Mississippi" comes from an Indian word meaning "great waters" or "father of waters." Mississippi entered the Union as the 20th state in 1817. Considered part of the Deep South, Mississippi, with its rich soil and many rivers, is an agricultural state. The state flower is the fragrant magnolia blossom, and the capital is Jackson. ...Read more here: Mississippi - The Magnolia State

Capital City:
Jackson
Nickname:
Magnolia State
Motto:
Virtute et Armis (By valor and arms)
Statehood:
December 10, 1817 (20th)
Origin of State's Name:
Possible based on Chippewa Indian words "mici zibi," loosely meaning "great river" or "gathering in of all water"
Largest Cities:
Jackson, Biloxi, Greenville, Hattiesburg, Gulfport
Border States:
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee
Land Area:
46,914 sq. mi.; 31st largest
State Bird:
Mockingbird
State Flower:
Magnolia (magnolia grandiflora)
State Tree:
Magnolia ( magnolia grandiflora)
State Song:
Go Mis-sis-sip-pi

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Mississippi Schools

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Elementary Schools

Quitman Lower Elementary School
(601) 776-6156
101 Mcarthur
Quitman, MS 39355
George Elementary School
(601) 960-5339
1020 Hunter Street
Jackson, MS 39204

Middle Schools

Nichols Middle School
(601) 859-3741
529 North Mace Street
Canton, MS 39046
Como Middle School
(662) 526-5938
202 Lewers Drive
Como, MS 38619

High Schools

Desoto Central High School
(662) 536-3612
2911 Central Parkway
Southaven, MS 38672
Poplarville Alternative School
(601) 795-8477
#1 Hornet Street
Poplarville, MS 39470

Sex Offender Information for Mississippi

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In Mississippi, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://sor.mdps.state.ms.us. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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