What Are Some Important Locations on a Map of Mississippi?


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Some important locations on a map of Mississippi are the cities of Jackson, Vicksburg and Tupelo. Other important Mississippi locations are the Gulf Shore and the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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Jackson is the capital city of Mississippi. On a map, Jackson is located to the southwest of the state's center. Some popular attractions in Jackson are the Old Capitol Museum and the Mississippi Governor's Mansion, buildings used by the state government during the 1800s. Jackson also has a natural science museum and zoo.

Vicksburg is a small town east of Jackson, along Mississippi's border with Louisiana. Vicksburg was a major Confederate port and was taken by Union general Ulysses Grant in 1863. The Vicksburg National Military Park, the Vicksburg National Cemetery and the Old Courthouse Museum are three popular attractions in this town.

Tupelo, Mississippi's seventh-most populated city, is in the state's northeast corner. Tupelo is famous for being the birthplace of music icon Elvis Presley and has a museum dedicated to the musician's life. Tupelo also has a battlefield where another key Civil War battle occurred.

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a scenic road that crosses Mississippi diagonally. It begins from Natchez, a border town southwest of Vicksburg. The parkway also crosses through Jackson and Tupelo before crossing into Tennessee. The parkway attracts visitors because of the scenery it passes through.

The Gulf Shore, consisting of Biloxi, Gulfport and other towns along Mississippi's shore with the Gulf of Mexico, is popular with vacationers because of its beaches. The area also has water parks and aquariums.

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