About Jackson, Mississippi


Jackson is the capital of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Located south of the Yazoo river, it is considered to be the southern border of the Mississippi Delta. Jackson is the most populous city in Mississippi, and is one of two county seats of Hinds County, with the town of Raymond being the other. The current slogan for the city is “Jackson, Mississippi: City with Soul.” Jackson is ranked 3rd out of America’s 100 largest metro areas for the best “Bang For Your Buck” city according to Forbes magazine. The study measured overall affordability, housing rates, and more. The city is named after Andrew Jackson, who was a general at the time of the naming but later became president of the United States. The city is the anchor of the Metro area.


Mississippi Governor’s Mansion

Downtown Jackson attractions

Given below are some of the attractions found in Jackson downtown.
  • Alamo Theater (The)
  • Boddie Mansion (The)
  • Bronze Statue of Medgar Evers
  • Chimneyville Crafts Gallery
  • City Hall
  • Dr. A. H. McCoy Federal Building
  • Jackson Zoo
  • Mississippi Arts Center
  • Mississippi Department of Archives and History
  • Mississippi Fairgrounds and Coliseum
  • Mississippi Farmer’s Market
  • Mississippi Governor’s Mansion
  • Mississippi Museum of Art
  • Mississippi State Capitol
  • Mississippi Supreme Court
  • Municipal Art Gallery
  • The Oaks House Museum/Boyd House
  • Old State Capitol
  • Russell C. Davis Planetarium/Ronald E. McNair Space Theater
  • Smith Park – by the Governor’s Mansion
  • Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center
  • Sonny Guy Municipal Golf Course
  • Thalia Mara Hall
  • War Memorial Building


Lamar Life Building, Downtown Jackson

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