Welcome to the Mississippi Project
American Local History Network!
This site was first placed online June 8, 2000. One of our purposes is to
preserve and record the history of our State and to have these records
available online for all to use and enjoy. Another goal that we have set
is to explore how our group can make a difference in the preservation of
the historical documents and relics that are wasting away in many of the
courthouses in Mississippi. We have several goals and welcome those with
common interests to join us to see if we can make a difference. I truly
believe that one person can make a difference. In broadening our horizons
we hope to have some very positive changes for you in the future. If you
are interested in our endeavor, by all means, join in! To join us or for
more information contact our
Our online goal is to provide a comprehensive history of the area that became the State of Mississippi from de Soto's arrival to the present day. (See Overview) Still in our infancy, it seems the best way to categorize this material is outline form.
If you are interested in assisting, please contact the Webmaster.
We have sub-divided into several major categories of historical information:
The Civil War
Early Twentieth Century
The Civil Rights Era
In addition, we have special projects such as
Each of Mississippi's 82 counties will feature historical and genealogical information pertinent to that particular county. We are enrolling County Hosts so if you have a particular county of interest, let us know.
If you have any suggestions or would like to assist in our endeavor, we urge you to do so.
* * * DID YOU KNOW? * * *
There were three countries who at different times flew their flags in the humid Mississippi breeze until Mississippi became a territory of the United States in 1798? Learn more about the Flags that Flew Over Mississippi.
The Magnolia is Mississippi's State Flower? View all of Mississippi's Symbols
Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, has been called "Where Flowers Healed A Nation"? On April 25, 1866 the ladies of Columbus, Mississippi decided to decorate both Confederate and Union soldiers' graves with garlands and bouquets of beautiful flowers. As a direct result of this kind gesture, Americans celebrate what has come to be called MEMORIAL DAY each year? Want to see more Mississippi "Did You Know facts? "
Mississippi suffered the largest percentage dead of any Confederate State in the Civil War. 78,000 Mississippians entered the Confederate military. By the end of the war, 59,000 of the 78,000 were either dead or wounded.
16 July 2004
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