Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Mississippi. The city’s population was estimated to be 165,072 in 2017, a decline from 173,514 in 2010.
Settled (1792) by Louis LeFleur, a French-Canadian trader, and known as LeFleur’s Bluff, it remained a trading post until the Treaty of Doak’s Stand (October 18, 1820) opened the territory to white settlement. Selected as the site for the state capital and named for Andrew Jackson, it was laid out (April 1822) using Thomas Jefferson’s checkerboard plan with alternate squares designated as parks. The state legislature first met there December 23, 1822. The first railroad arrived by 1840.
Life in this city pulses with music – gospel, blues, rock, jazz, classical and everything in between – born from a tradition steeped in the arts.
Scores of unique museums and outdoor attractions, hundreds of events and festivals, three historic cultural districts, innumerable visual and performing arts, hot sports action, and cool nightlife await you in Jackson.
Jackson hosts signature events that satisfy the interests of all. For equine lovers, the Dixie National Rodeo is one of the largest horse and livestock events this side of the Mississippi. Run your blues away at the Mississippi Blues Marathon.
The local cuisine is classic Southern, ranging from satisfying Soul Food to creative Southern Fusion, to international fare with a Southern flair. Your favorite brands are also found among Jackson’s 300 restaurants!
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