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                                                   Mississippi Facts

Mississippi is one of the 50 states of the United States of America. This state is named after Mississippi river. The word Mississippi comes from a word ‘messipi’ given by Ojibwa tribe that means Great River. It is the largest river in America. Dr. James Hardy performed the first animal-human heart transplant at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1963.

Quick Facts: –

  • Mississippi was the first state to have well-planned system of junior colleges.
  • This state produces more than 60% of America’s farm raised catfish.
  • Greenwood is best known as the cotton capital of the world.
  • This state covers an area of 46, 923.27 square miles and has a population of about 2.984 million.
  • In 1898, Edward Adolf Barq, Sr. invented Root beer in Bilox, Mississippi.
  • The state flower and the state tree of Mississippi both is magnolia.
  • Phil Gilbert’s Shoe Parlour in Mississippi was the first store that started selling shoes in pair in 1884.
  • There are total 21 states in the US that have milk as their state beverage. Mississippi is one of them.
  • Jackson is the capital city of Mississippi.
  • The first female rural mail carrier in the US was Mrs. Mamie Thomas. She used a buggy to deliver mail to the Southeast of Vicksburg in 1914.
  • There are only four cities in the world that are sanctioned by the ITDC to host the International Ballet Competition. ITDC stands for International Theatre Dance Committee.
  • The world’s only cactus plantation is located in Edwards.


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