The City of Jackson, Mississippi, now known popularly as the City of Soul, was located at a trading post that was popular and frequented by many different types of commercial people. In 1821, the trading post became the City of LeFleurs Bluff and the main person in charge was a French trader called Louis LeFleur. He originally called his town, LeFleurs Bluff. The trading center was built on the west bank of a river known as the Pearl River. The story of Jackson, Mississippi, is based on the Pearl River and the advantages that the location affords the people of Mississippi. On November 28, 1821, the state legislature of Mississippi, after having paid Thomas Hinds, James Patton, and William Lattimore to locate the perfect site for the state government of Mississippi, they chose LeFleurs Bluff as the state seat because of the advantages afforded by the Pearl River location. Actually, they purposefully changed the towns name from LeFleurs Bluff to Jackson, in honor of Andrew Jackson, who was then known as a Major General and not yet the seventh president of the United States.
Being a commercially strong and vibrant trading center that drew attention from all nearby traders, the state legislature lost no time in spending $3,500 to build a two story brick building to be the actual City Hall of Jackson, Mississippi. In 1832, the State of Mississippi adopted a state Constitution and permanently created Jackson, Mississippi, as the State Capitol. Befitting their new role as a legitimate state, the legislature chose to build a new capitol building designed after a Greek temple. That capitol, although no longer the seat of the state capitol, is still intact and serves as a state museum to date. Another capitol was built in 1903 to resemble the White House in Washington D.C. That building is now a tourist attraction to those visiting the state capitol of Mississippi, Jackson. The actual seat of municipal government in the State Capitol known as Jacksons City Hall was built in 1846. It has been the continuing seat of government in Jackson for 140 years. The City Hall of Jackson is three stories and is surrounded by gardens that are photographed by many visitors to the City of Jackson in Mississippi.
Although not well known, the city of Jackson was raided and burned three times by General Sherman, a Union leader. The Confederacy cost the city of Jackson to be raided and burned three times. For some reason, The City Hall was always spared. The modern City of Jackson, Mississippi, is a virtual melting pot of religious beliefs. More than 400 churches and temples are located within the 105 square miles of Jackson, Mississippi. The mixed population includes residents from all of Europe's early settlers to the United States with a strong German community. Besides the churches, there are six junior colleges and one university located in Jackson, Mississippi. You should think about making Jackson, Mississippi, your next vacation place to be where you will meet with some of the most friendly people anywhere in the country. You will also come to appreciate Jackson, Mississippi, as only a lover of music can. The largest city in Mississippi, Jackson is home to the finest in blues music and jazz. A quick glance in the yellow pages or business listings will show you all the musical venues Jackson has to offer. And, to keep you happy while you meander through the Jackson metro line, you will find yourself becoming quite satisfied with Southern cooking as only found in Jackson, a blend of old time Southern food with European gourmet style.Just pick up a yellow book or business listing to discover outstanding restaurants in Jackson.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan