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Welcome to the
Mississippi Local History Network

An Independent Website affiliated with the ALHN

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 Another goal that we have set is to explore how our group can make a difference in the preservation of the historical documents and relics that are wasting away in many of the courthouses in Mississippi.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 and prove again 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 Linda Simpson,   State Coordinator.

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:

A Timeline of History
Pre-Territory Days
Territory Days
Reconstruction Years
Early Twentieth Century
The Civil Rights Era
Recent Events
1895 Maps

In addition, we have special projects such as:
Mississippi Native American Research
Outlaws, Rascals & Ruffians
Mississippi African American Research
How To Find A Lost Cemetery

Each of Mississippi's 82 counties features historical and genealogical
information pertinent to that particular county.
If you have any suggestions or would like to assist in the Mississippi endeavor,
we would be happy to have you to do so.
Some of them could be helpful to link to, from your own site.

* * * DID YOU KNOW? * * *

There were three countries which 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?

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 (more than 75%) were either dead or wounded.
Let's hope it was due more to eager patriotism rather than poor training.

Want to see more Mississippi "Did You Know facts? "



State Coordinator
Linda Simpson

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