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'''Mississippi''' may refer to:  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River Mississippi River], the major navigable river of the central United States, having its source at Lake Itasca, Minnesota, meandering south 2,320 miles (3,730 km), helping separate the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi (state), and Louisiana, flowing past major cities at Minneapolis-St. Paul,&nbsp; St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans and emptying into the Gulf of Mexico.
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*[[Portal:Mississippi|Mississippi]], a southern territory-state of the United States on the Mississippi River and partly on the Gulf of Mexico<br>
 
  
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*Territorial and state censuses were taken at frequent intervals between 1792 and 1866 for various counties. Few are complete and the information in the censuses varies. For example, maiden names are included in the 1792 census. These censuses are available at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and at the Family History Library (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=256479&disp=State+census+records%2C+1792%2D1866%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 899868-870]), which can be accessed at http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/.
  
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*[[Mississippi County, Missouri]]
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*Mississippi City, otherwise known as [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192761&subject_disp=Mississippi%2C+Harrison%2C+Gulfport&columns=*,0,0 Gulfport], Harrison, Mississippi
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_Sound Mississippi Sound], a sound along the Gulf Coast of Alabama and the state of Mississippi
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=== Welcome to Mississippi, The Magnolia State  ===
  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River_(Ontario) Mississippi River] (Ontario), a tributary of the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario, Canada, flowing from its source, Upper Mazinaw Lake, northeasterly 169 kilometer (105 miles) to join the Ottawa River near Arnprior, Ontario.  
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Most prestatehood settlers of Mississippi came from the older Southern states along the Atlantic seaboard. Some came from New England and a few colonial French families settled in the Biloxi area. Most of the settlers, however, were of Ulster Scottish, English, and northern European ancestry. Blacks outnumbered whites in Mississippi from the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth. Most of the Indians were gone by the late 1830s, but there are still a few thousand Choctaws living in east central Mississippi.
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_Lake Mississippi Lake], in Ontario, Canada
 
  
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*[[Adams County, Mississippi|Adams]]
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*[[Alcorn County, Mississippi|Alcorn]]
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*[[Amite County, Mississippi|Amite]]
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*[[Attala County, Mississippi|Attala]]
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*[[Benton County, Mississippi|Benton]]
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*[[Bolivar County, Mississippi|Bolivar]]
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*[[Calhoun County, Mississippi|Calhoun]]
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*[[Carroll County, Mississippi|Carroll]]
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*[[Chickasaw County, Mississippi|Chickasaw]]
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*[[Choctaw County, Mississippi|Choctaw]]
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*[[Claiborne County, Mississippi|Claiborne]]
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*[[Clarke County, Mississippi|Clarke]]
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*[[Clay County, Mississippi|Clay]]
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*[[Coahoma County, Mississippi|Coahoma]]
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*[[Copiah County, Mississippi|Copiah]]
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*[[Covington County, Mississippi|Covington]]
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*[[DeSoto County, Mississippi|DeSoto]]
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*[[Forrest County, Mississippi|Forrest]]
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*[[Franklin County, Mississippi|Franklin]]
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*[[George County, Mississippi|George]]
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*[[Greene County, Mississippi|Greene]]
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*[[Grenada County, Mississippi|Grenada]]
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*[[Hancock County, Mississippi|Hancock]]
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*[[Harrison County, Mississippi|Harrison]]
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*[[Hinds County, Mississippi|Hinds]]
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*[[Holmes County, Mississippi|Holmes]]
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*[[Humphreys County, Mississippi|Humphreys]]
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*[[Issaquena County, Mississippi|Issaquena]]
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*[[Itawamba County, Mississippi|Itawamba]]
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*[[Jackson County, Mississippi|Jackson]]
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*[[Jasper County, Mississippi|Jasper]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Mississippi|Jefferson]]
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*[[Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi|Jefferson Davis]]
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*[[Jones County, Mississippi|Jones]]
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*[[Kemper County, Mississippi|Kemper]]
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*[[Lafayette County, Mississippi|Lafayette]]
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*[[Lamar County, Mississippi|Lamar]]
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*[[Lauderdale County, Mississippi|Lauderdale]]
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*[[Lawrence County, Mississippi|Lawrence]]
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*[[Leake County, Mississippi|Leake]]
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*[[Lee County, Mississippi|Lee]]
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*[[Leflore County, Mississippi|Leflore]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Mississippi|Lincoln]]
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*[[Lowndes County, Mississippi|Lowndes]]
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*[[Madison County, Mississippi|Madison]]
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*[[Marion County, Mississippi|Marion]]
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*[[Marshall County, Mississippi|Marshall]]
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*[[Monroe County, Mississippi|Monroe]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Mississippi|Montgomery]]
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*[[Neshoba County, Mississippi|Neshoba]]
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*[[Newton County, Mississippi|Newton]]
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*[[Noxubee County, Mississippi|Noxubee]]
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*[[Oktibbeha County, Mississippi|Oktibbeha]]
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*[[Panola County, Mississippi|Panola]]
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*[[Pearl River County, Mississippi|Pearl River]]
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*[[Perry County, Mississippi|Perry]]
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*[[Pike County, Mississippi|Pike]]
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*[[Pontotoc County, Mississippi|Pontotoc]]
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*[[Prentiss County, Mississippi|Prentiss]]
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*[[Quitman County, Mississippi|Quitman]]
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*[[Rankin County, Mississippi|Rankin]]
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*[[Scott County, Mississippi|Scott]]
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*[[Sharkey County, Mississippi|Sharkey]]
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*[[Simpson County, Mississippi|Simpson]]
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*[[Smith County, Mississippi|Smith]]
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*[[Stone County, Mississippi|Stone]]
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*[[Sunflower County, Mississippi|Sunflower]]
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*[[Tallahatchie County, Mississippi|Tallahatchie]]
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*[[Tate County, Mississippi|Tate]]
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*[[Tippah County, Mississippi|Tippah]]
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*[[Tishomingo County, Mississippi|Tishomingo]]
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*[[Tunica County, Mississippi|Tunica]]
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*[[Union County, Mississippi|Union]]
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*[[Walthall County, Mississippi|Walthall]]
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*[[Warren County, Mississippi|Warren]]
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*[[Washington County, Mississippi|Washington]]
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*[[Wayne County, Mississippi|Wayne]]
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*[[Webster County, Mississippi|Webster]]
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*[[Wilkinson County, Mississippi|Wilkinson]]
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*[[Winston County, Mississippi|Winston]]
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*[[Yalobusha County, Mississippi|Yalobusha]]
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*[[Yazoo County, Mississippi|Yazoo]]
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Bainbridge County, Mississippi|Bainbridge]] | [[Colfax County, Mississippi|Colfax]] | [[Pickering County, Mississippi|Pickering]] | [[Sumner County, Mississippi|Sumner]]
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Mississippi/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://www.msgenweb.org// The Mississippi GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb| USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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Welcome to Mississippi, The Magnolia State

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Most prestatehood settlers of Mississippi came from the older Southern states along the Atlantic seaboard. Some came from New England and a few colonial French families settled in the Biloxi area. Most of the settlers, however, were of Ulster Scottish, English, and northern European ancestry. Blacks outnumbered whites in Mississippi from the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth. Most of the Indians were gone by the late 1830s, but there are still a few thousand Choctaws living in east central Mississippi.


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Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Bainbridge | Colfax | Pickering | Sumner


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