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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

Shannon Elementary School
(662) 767-9514
695 Romie Hill Ave.
Shannon, MS 38868
West Jones Elementary School
(601) 763-4850
5652 Highway 84 West
Laurel, MS 39443

Middle Schools

Ripley Middle School
(662) 837-7959
718 S. Clayton Street
Ripley, MS 38663
East Marion Elementary School
(601) 731-1498
527 East Marion School Road
Columbia, MS 39429

High Schools

West Oktibbeha County High
(662) 263-8106
2459 Holland Street
Maben, MS 39750
Neshoba Central High School
(601) 656-3654
1125 Golf Course Road
Philadelphia, MS 39350

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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