The Magnolia State
- State Site: Official Web Site of the State of Mississippi
- Capital City:
- Natchez, 1798-1802. Washington, 1802-1817. Natchez, 1817-1821. Columbia, 1821-1822. Jackson, since 1822.
- Jackson Apartments
- Postal: MS
- Traditional: Miss.
- Admission to Union:
- Ancestry / Genealogy:
- Apartments: Mississippi Apartments
- Area Codes: Mississippi Area Codes
- Biographies: Notable Mississippians
- Birth Records: Birth Certificates
- Border States:
- Citizens: Mississippi Citizens
- Climate: Climatology For Mississippi
- County Profile: Mississippi Counties
- Courts: Mississippi Judiciary
- Current Events: Mississippi News
- Death Records: Death Certificates
- Department of: State Government Agencies
- Driving: Driver License Information
- Services: Community, business and personal services (private health care, hotels,
law firms, repair shops, casino gaming) is Mississippi's leading services group. Casino income in
Mississippi ranks third among the states, behind Nevada and New Jersey. The second-ranked group in the
services industry is wholesale (automobiles, farm and forest products, petroleum) and retail (automobile
dealerships, grocery stores, restaurants) trade. The government services (operation of public
schools and hospitals, military establishments) group ranks third.
- Manufacturing: Processed foods are Mississippi's most important manufactured products.
Meatpacking (poultry processing plants) is particularly important. Other food products are beverages,
dairy products, grain products and seasonings. Furniture production is Mississippi's second ranking
manufacturing enterprise and the state is one of the leaders in the production of upholstered products.
The manufacture of chemicals (industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals) ranks third in the state. Other
products manufactured in Mississippi include motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts, ocean-going freighters
and tankers, electrical products, appliances, generators, lighting and wiring equipment, stereo systems
- Agriculture: Broilers (5 to 12 week-old chickens) are Mississippi's most valuable
livestock product. Egg-layers are also raised. Beef and dairy cattle are also important sources of
farm income. Some hogs and sheep are raised. Mississippi's most valuable crops are cotton and soybeans.
Mississippi is a leading cotton-producing state. Also grown are substantial quantities of corn, grain
sorghum and hay for livestock. Other crops are peanuts, rice and wheat. Most important vegetables are
sweet potatoes, cucumbers and cowpeas. The most important fruits are peaches, watermelons and muscadine
grapes. Greenhouse and nursery products are produced as well as pecans.
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- Mining: The most important mined products, by far, are petroleum and natural gas.
Other mined products include clays, limestone, lignite and sand and gravel.
- Fishing: Mississippi is a leading shrimp producing state. Commercial saltwater
products include menhaden, oysters and red snapper while the freshwater catch includes buffalo fish,
carp and catfish. Mississippi is also the leading producer of farmed catfish.
- Genealogical Resources:
- Geographic Center: Mississippi Geography
- Highest Point: Woodall Mountain, 806 feet above sea level.
- Highway Markers: Mississippi
- Judiciary: Mississippi Judiciary
- Largest Cities: 10 Largest Cities
- Legislature: Mississippi Legislature
- Library: Mississippi Library Commission
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- License Plates: Mississippi
- Lowest Point: Gulf of Mexico, sea level.
- Maps: Mississippi Maps
- Marriage: Marriage Certificates
- Motor Vehicles: Mississippi Department of Public Safety
- Museums: Mississippi Museums
- National Forests:
- National Parks: National Parks in Mississippi
- Natural Resources: Mississippi is fortunate to have some of the richest soils in the United
States and abundant supplies of surface water as its most important natural resources. Valuable petroleum and
natural gas deposits along with bentonite, fuller's earth, ball clays and kaolin, sand and gravel, sandstone,
limestone and lignite provide a broad range of mineral resources. Forests cover more than half the state
providing loblolly, longleaf, slash and shortleaf pine as well as ash baldcypress, cottonwood, elm, hickory, oak
pecan, sweet gum and tupelo. About 120 kinds of trees grow in Mississippi.
- Newspapers: Mississippi
- Nickname: for Mississippi
- Non-transients: Find A Grave
- Online Services: Mississippi Online Services
- Origin of State's name: Mississippi
- Political Cartoons: PoliticalCartoons.com
- Road Side America: Mississippi
- Senior Citizens: Division of Aging and Adult Services
- Song: Go, Mississippi
- State Parks: Mississippi State Parks
- State Quarter: Mississippi
- Storage: Jackson self storage unit
- Symbols: Mississippi Symbols
- Tax Forms:
- Topography: State Topography Image: Mississippi
- Tree: Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
- Unclaimed Funds: Unclaimed Property
- Veteran Affairs: Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board
- Vital Records: Vital Records and Statistics
- Voting: Voter Information
- Web Cams: Mississippi Webcams
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