Cotton is the biggest cash crop in Mississippi. After cotton, soybeans are the second biggest cash crop, after that marijuana, then rice, corn, hay, wheat, sweet potatoes, sorghum, and pecans. They are the top ten cash crops in Mississippi. Agriculture is done most in Mississippi.

Founding of the state

Mississippi was founded on Wednesday, December 10, 1817


The five tribes that lived in Mississippi were, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Natchez, Yazoo, and the Biloxi tribes. Ocean Springs, (old Biloxi) was the first European settlement established by  Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville in 1699. Then in 1716 a major town and trading post were found in Fort Rosalie, near the Mississippi River.


Mississippi has many lakes and water bodies, so they have a lot of water. Mississippi also gets a lot of rain.

What is Mississippi well known for?

Mississippi is well known for farming, growing cotton, the Mississippi river boats, and pre-Civil War mansions.


The top five cash crops grown in Mississippi are, first cotton, second soybeans, third marijuana, fourth rice, and fifth corn. These are grown most in Mississippi.


Fun Facts

Origin of Name: From an Indian word meaning “Father of Waters”

State Nickname: Magnolia State

State Motto: Virtute et armis 

State Bird: Mockingbird

 State Tree: Magnolia

State Flower: Magnolia

State Mammal: White-tailed Deer

State Waterfowl: Wood Duck

 State Song: “Go, Mississippi"

National Forests: 3 • State Parks: 24





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