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    Known for its battles, buffalo and as the birthplace of Elvis, Tupelo has an ecclectic assortment of attractions on offer including Elvis tours, historic sites and big-animal sightings.

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    Introduction to all the things to do in Mississippi.

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    Mississippi has a diversionary range of attractions, from museums to river scenery, historic sites to petrified forest, balmy beaches and the occasional Elvis sighting.

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City and State Information for Mississippi

Mississippi Facts, Statistics, and State Symbols

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"Magnolia State"

Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Name Origin
From an Indian word meaning “Father of Waters”
Statehood Date
Dec. 10, 1817 (20th)
Cities in Mississippi

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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of Mississippi along with the year they became official.

Flower Flower Or Bloom Of The Magnolia Or Evergreen Magnolia (1952)
Wildflower Coreopsis (1991)
Tree Magnolia (1938)
Bird Mockingbird (1944)
Song “Go, Mississippi” (1962)
Stone Petrified Wood (1976)
Fish Largemouth Or Black Bass (1974)
Insect Honeybee (1980)
Shell Oyster Shell (1974)
Water Mammal Bottlenosed Dolphin Or Porpoise (1974)
Fossil Prehistoric Whale (1981)
Land Mammal White-Tailed Deer (1974), Red Fox (1997)
Waterfowl Wood Duck (1974)
Beverage Milk (1984)
Butterfly Spicebush Swallowtail (1991)
Dance Square Dance (1995)
Population Density
60.6 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
46,907 sq mi. (121,489 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
300 ft (91.44 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
115°F (46°C) on July 29, 1930
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–19°F (–28°C) on January 30, 1966

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