Recreation and Entertainment in Jackson - Madison has all the youth activities of most cities in the South. It has several golf courses and Tennis facilities, public and private. Jackson is the Hub for the Arts entrepreneur for it is the home of the MS Arts Museum, MS Children's Museum, MS Natural Science Museum, MS Opera, MS Symphony Orchestra, and MS Ballet Company, just to name a few..
Schools in Jackson - Click "Jackson Public Schools" for more information
Our metro area has very desirable and popular private schools and the following has more information on some schools in the Jackson MS zip codes:
Jackson Academy Private School is from Pre-Kindergarten through High School;
First Presbyterian Day School goes from Preschool through Elementary School;
St. Richard Catholic School is from Pre-Kindergarten through Elementary School;
Jackson Preparatory School (Flowood, MS) is from 6th grade through High School
History of Jackson - Jackson is the capital and since 1944 the largest city of the state of Mississippi. The city is located on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico and is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. Jackson is one of two county seats ofHinds County, with the city of Raymond being the other.
The city, the anchor for its metro area, is named after Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans and later was elected as US president. The current slogan for the city is "Jackson, Mississippi: City with Soul." It has had numerous musicians prominent in blues, gospel and jazz, and was known for decades for its illegal nightclubs on the Gold Coast; one site has been designated for the Mississippi Blues Trail.
The area that is now Jackson was initially referred to as Parkerville. Located on the historic Natchez Trace trade route, created by Native Americans and used by European-American settlers, it was first settled by Louis LeFleur, a French Canadian trader. The village became known as LeFleur's Bluff. During the late 18th century and early 19th century, this site had a trading post. It was connected to markets in Tennessee. A treaty with the Choctaw, the Treaty of Doak's Stand in 1820, formally opened the area for non-Native American.
LeFleur's Bluff was developed because it was chosen as the site for the new state's capital. The Mississippi General Assembly decided in 1821 that the new state needed a centrally located capital (they were then located at the historic city of Natchez). They commissionedThomas Hinds, James Patton, and William Lattimore to look for a suitable site. The absolute center of the state was a swamp, so the group had to widen their search.
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Medical Centers in Jackson - Jackson is home to the majority of our major hospitals.
Three major hospitals in Jackson are St. Dominic's Hospital, Baptist Health Systems, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center
The Fondren Art District - Fondren is Jackson hippest area for it's Jackson Art and entertainment district. There is always something going on in Fondren. In April of each year the Zippity Do Da Parade featuring the Sweet Potato Queens.
Shopping in Jackson - Jackson MS has major shopping areas that people from all over the Metro flock to. One of the major area is Highland Village. Highland Village also has a Whole foods Store. Northeast Jackson is extremely convenient to Northpark Mall in Ridgeland and is about 15 minutes away from the Renaissance in Ridgeland.
Subdivisions in Jackson - The following are a few of the many areas in Jackson
Economy - Jackson MS has several high end subdivisions, museums, great shopping and upscale restaurants.
Jackson Environment - It is easy to get around the city and to travel to other metro areas. Traveling around the city is by car or bus.
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