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Discovering and Moving to Mississippi

Moving to Mississippi

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Mississippi

There has been much growth and many changes within Mississippi during recent times, although one characteristic tends to stay the same: while older houses in long-established neighborhoods have a run-down appearance, even abandoned or seeming neglected. Don't let these exterior appearances fool you! Inside, most homes show a very different look, being clean, nicely decorated, while typically in good repair.

In Mississippi, the southern hospitality runs through and through while its people are truly polite, helpful, and generous, while possessing an innate feeling of community, which is true even for non-natives. One thing you may often experience here is an affable curiosity over where you originate from and about your family lifestyle. Mississippians are serious about their families and their tight-knit communities

First explored for Spain by Hernando de Soto, who discovered the Mississippi River in 1540, the region was later claimed by France. In 1699, a French group under Sieur d'Iberville established the first permanent settlement near present-day Ocean Springs.

Great Britain took over the area in 1763 after the French and Indian Wars, ceding it to the U.S. in 1783 after the Revolution. Spain did not relinquish its claims until 1798, and in 1810 the U.S. annexed West Florida from Spain, including what is now southern Mississippi.

For a little more than one hundred years, from shortly after the state's founding through the Great Depression, cotton was the undisputed king of Mississippi's largely agrarian economy

Over the last half-century, however, Mississippi has diversified its economy by balancing agricultural output with increased industrial activity.


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    Mississippi Colleges. Mississippi's Board of Trustees of state colleges was founded in 1944 to govern the state's eight state universities. The Board notes that its goal as the agency of all those involved in the planning process is to develop and implement an ongoing, dynamic system strategy plan that is a useful and useful tool for the Board of Trustees, the universities and all senior executives policy and budget decisions for the public university system to meet.


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    Mississippi Airports. There are 83 Mississippi airports for the public to use. Mississippi airports are well connected to all US states and many international destinations. Mississippi airports make it easy to travel with their solid aviation technology and friendly service.

    Mississippi's international airports include Gulfport Biloxi International Airport serving Gulfport / Biloxi and Jackson Evers International Airport Jackson. Other Mississippi international airports are Stennis International Airport at Bay St. Louis and Trent Lott International Airport at Pascagoula.

    Jackson Evers International Airport in Jackson is one of Mississippi's major airports. This airport is served by more than 700,000 passengers every year. Amenities at this airport include a themed restaurant and cafe, a Starbucks coffee shop, a basic baggage claim area, a news and gift shop, ATMs, two business centers and easy parking. The airlines operating from this airport are Delta Connection, American Eagle, Continental Express, Northwest Airlines, US Airways and Southwest Airlines.

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