Thursday, August 18

Facts about Mississippi

Mississippi Facts

Learn facts about Mississippi for kids.


Have you ever been to Mississippi before? Do you live there? Whichever it may be, you can discover some cool facts about Mississippi here! I love to learn cool facts about all of the states in the United States. I would like to share some of those facts with you! Every Thursday, I will post cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week, we posted facts about Minnesota. This week, we are posting cool facts about Mississippi. You will learn about Mississippi's state flag, bird, and other facts. The countdown is on only 26 more states to blog about! 

Did you know Mississippi was the twentieth (20th) state to join the union? Yeah, that is correct! Mississippi officially joined the union on December 10, 1817! Mississippi is located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is bordered by four (4) states: Louisiana, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Mississippi also borders the Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi is the thirty-second (32nd) largest state in the United States. Mississippi is one of the medium-sized states. There are about 2,949,965 people who reside in Mississippi.



Mississippi famous person alert:

Did you know that Henry Sampson was born in Jackson, Mississippi? Henry Sampson was a famous engineer, book author, film historian, and inventor. He invented the gamma-electric cell.


 

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Facts about Mississippi:

1. A few things Mississippi is known for are The Mississippi River, Blues music, and the birth state of Elvis Presley. A few nicknames for Mississippi are the Magnolia State, the Bayou State, and the Eagle State. The Mississippi state motto is Virtute et Armis. The motto is a Latin phrase that means by virtue and arms or by valor and arms. The Mississippi state motto was adopted in 1894. The abbreviation for Mississippi is MS.

2. Mississippi's capital is Jackson, which officially became the capital sometime in 1821. Jackson is a city named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh (7th) president of the United States. It has an estimated population of about 163,778 people.

3. The state bird of Mississippi is the Northern mockingbird. The Northern mockingbird was chosen as the state bird for Mississippi on February 23, 1944. The Northern mockingbird is a songbird. The Northern Mockingbird has colors of gray, brown, black, and white on it.

4. The official state flower in Mississippi is the Magnolia. The Magnolia is a perennial flowering tree/shrub that can be found growing throughout the state of Mississippi. The Magnolia starts to bloom in March and April. The Magnolia is a lovely tree flower. The Mississippi Magnolia became Mississippi’s official state flower on February 26, 1952, but was adopted on April 1, 1938.

5. Mississippi’s first flag was in 1861. Mississippi’s current state flag was officially adopted in 2020. Mississippi’s state flag has a red, orange, and blue background, and it features a white magnolia surrounded by the words In God We Trust and 21 stars.

6. Some crops grown in Mississippi are Corn, barley, soybeans, sugar beets, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit in Mississippi are the Davis Bayous Area Gulf Islands National Seashore in Ocean Springs, MS., the Mississippi Petrified Forest in Madison County, MS., and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson, MS.

8. Some animals that live in Mississippi are bald eagles, beavers, black bears, coyotes, groundhogs, raccoons, and white-tailed deer.

9. Mississippi can get very hot and cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Mississippi was 115 degrees Fahrenheit in Holly Springs, Mississippi, on July 29, 1930. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Mississippi was -19 degrees (19 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Corinth, Mississippi, on January 30, 1966

 

 

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Facts about Mississippi


 

 

Get your free printable Mississippi worksheet here:

 Mississippi worksheet


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Books about Mississippi:

1. Mississippi by Jennifer Zeiger

2. The Mighty Mississippi by Marion Dane Bauer

3. Where Is the Mississippi River? by Dina Anastasio

4. Mississippi Interactive Notebook by Carole Marsh

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.






You can also use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states' posts in one convenient place. 



Tune in next week to learn some really cool facts about Missouri! Thank you for reading my post!! “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”-Dalai Lama.




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