Mississippi was the 20th state to join the union. It became a state on December 10, 1817.
Capital - Jackson
Abbreviation - MS
Nickname - Magnolia State
Motto - "Virtute et armis" - By valor and arms
Song - Go Mis-sis-sip-pi
Bird - Mockingbird
Flower - Magnolia
Insect - Honeybee
Area - approximately 48,434 square miles
Websites for studying about Mississippi
The declarations of secession for Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia (primary sources)
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Mississippi
Fun Educational Activities
Information about Mississippi. State study guides have been added to the Fast Facts pages
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Mississippi
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Mississippi resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Mississippi
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Mississippi
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Mississippi.
In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.
Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics