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1 Curriculum Developed By Mississippi Heritage Trust PHYSICAL: 600 East Amite Street, Suite 201 Jackson, MS MAILING: P.O. Box 577, Jackson, MS PHONE: FAX: ONLINE: This project has been made possible with funding from the American Architectural Foundation, the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Mississippi Humanities Council.

2 Original Plan of Jackson Photo courtesy of From Frontier Capital to Modern City: A History of Jackson, Mississippi s Built Environment, , The Jaeger Company Jackson, MS Hinds County Named after the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson, the city was founded in 1821 to serve as the capitol of Mississippi. Jackson is now the largest city in the state, with a population of over 175,000. Mississippi Historic Preservation Curriculum 2008 Mississippi Heritage Trust Page 1

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4 1875 Map of Jackson Photo courtesy of From Frontier Capital to Modern City: A History of Jackson, Mississippi s Built Environment, , The Jaeger Company Jackson, MS Hinds County The 1875 map of Jackson shows the U.S. Garrison sprawled on the very western edge of the city, known then as West Jackson. Mississippi Historic Preservation Curriculum 2008 Mississippi Heritage Trust Page 3

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6 1900 Map of Biloxi Photo courtesy of Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum Biloxi, MS Harrison County The European explorer Pierre LeMoyne D Iberville first landed in Biloxi in Named for the Native Americans living there, Biloxi means First People. Biloxi grew as a summer resort, then seafood processing center and was at one time known as the seafood capitol of the world. Mississippi Historic Preservation Curriculum 2008 Mississippi Heritage Trust Page 5

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8 Circa 1884 Map of Natchez Photo courtesy of Biloxi Public Library Natchez, MS Adams County The site of Natchez was once the grand ceremonial village of the Natchez tribe. Natchez became the first capital of the Mississippi Territory in After 19 years as territorial capital, Natchez became the first capital of the state of Mississippi. Though the capital was shifted to the morecentrally-located city of Jackson in 1822, Natchez s strategic location on the Mississippi River led to its growth as a bustling port for transporting cotton from local plantations downriver to New Orleans. Mississippi Historic Preservation Curriculum 2008 Mississippi Heritage Trust Page 7

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10 1871 Map of Vicksburg Photo courtesy of Cities of the Mississippi: Nineteenth Century Images of Urban Development, John W. Reps, 1994 Vicksburg, MS Warren County Incorporated in 1825, Vicksburg was named for Newitt Vick, a Methodist minister and conscientious objector to the American Revolution. During the Civil War, Vicksburg was under siege for 47 days and starved into submission, as its location atop a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi River proved impregnable to assault by federal troops. Mississippi Historic Preservation Curriculum 2008 Mississippi Heritage Trust Page 9

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12 November 1885 Sanborn Map of Oxford Photo courtesy of Sanborn Insurance Map Company Oxford, MS Lafayette County Oxford was first incorporated as a town in 1837, and was given its name after the center of learning of England in the hopes of securing Mississippi s first university. The University of Mississippi was chartered in 1841 and opened its doors to students in Oxford is laid out with a central town square. Mississippi Historic Preservation Curriculum 2008 Mississippi Heritage Trust Page 11

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14 November 1894 Sanborn Map of Corinth Photo courtesy of Sanborn Insurance Map Company Corinth, MS Alcorn County Beginning as a small town called Cross City, Corinth grew up at the railroad crossing of the Mobile, Ohio, Memphis and Charleston railroads in the mid 1850s. Renamed for the Greek city-state of Corinth, the city was of great strategic importance during the Civil War. Mississippi Historic Preservation Curriculum 2008 Mississippi Heritage Trust Page 13

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16 Sprawl Diagram Photo courtesy of A Better Place to Live, Philip Langdon, 1994 Mississippi Historic Preservation Curriculum 2008 Mississippi Heritage Trust Page 15

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