Statehood: 10 Dec 1817
20th state of the United States
West: Arkansas, Louisiana
Capital and largest city: Jackson
Map: Mississippi, 1820
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Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites
Mississippi Maps, Library of Congress
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Interactive Map of Mississippi County Formation History, Maps of U.S.
Mississippi Manuscripts, Archive Grid
Mississippi Manuscripts, Library of Congress
Record Sets-State Level
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State of Mississippi
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, vol. 1, Goodspeed Brothers, 1891.
A History of Mississippi,From the Discovery of the Great River by Hernando DeSoto, Including the Earliest Settlement Made by the French Under Iberville, to the Death of Jefferson Davis, William H. McCardle, 1891.
Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, vol. 10, 1909.
Small Town Newspapers
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Original counties as listed in the 1817 Mississippi Constitution: Article 6, Schedule, Sect. 8: Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin, Greene, Hancock, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marion, Pike, Warren, Wayne, and Wilkinson. Mississippi County Creation Dates and Parent Counties.
Counties in 2020: 82.