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ID: 7016129
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Jackson (inhabited place)  Jackson (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 32 17 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 32.2833  decimal degrees
Long: 090 11 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -90.1833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Pearl river; established as trading post in 1792; developed when territory was opened to settlement; was laid out in 1822 in checkerboard pattern designed by Thomas Jefferson; was largely destroyed in Civil War; revived in 1930s.

Names:
Jackson (preferred,C,V)
Le Fleur's Bluff (H,V)  ............ named after trader who settled here in 1792

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Mississippi (state)  ............  Mississippi (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Hinds (county)  ................  Hinds (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Jackson (inhabited place)  ....................  Jackson (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by French-Canadians in 1792, incorporated in 1823
city (C)
state capital (C)  ............  since 1821
county seat (C)  ............  with nearby Raymond, is co-seat of Hinds county
oil field site (C)  ............  natural gas fields were discovered nearby in 1930s
transportation center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
educational center (C)
battlefield (H)  ............  May 1863

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Mississippi .......... (state)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States) [7007522]

Sources and Contributors:
Jackson..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 6:454-455
.................  Gousha: Mississippi (1996)
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 233
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28007584
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Le Fleur's Bluff..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 454-455
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28007584
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 454-455; 6:454-455
..................  Gousha: Mississippi (1996)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 233
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28007584
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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