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Encyclopedia > Vicksburg, Mississippi
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Aerial view of Vicksburg Harbor
Aerial view of Vicksburg Harbor
Location of Vicksburg in Warren County
Location of Vicksburg in Warren County
Coordinates: 32°20′10″N 90°52′31″W / 32.33611, -90.87528
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Warren
Founded
Incorporated 1826
Government
 - Mayor Laurence Leyens
Area
 - Total 35.3 sq mi (98.32 km²)
 - Land 32.9 sq mi (85.2 km²)
 - Water 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km²)
Elevation 240 ft (73 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 26,407
 - Density 803.1/sq mi (310.1/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 39180-39183
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-76720
GNIS feature ID 0679216
Website: www.vicksburg.org
The historic Mississippi River Commission Building in Vicksburg, constructed in 1894
The historic Mississippi River Commission Building in Vicksburg, constructed in 1894

Vicksburg is a city in Warren County, Mississippi. It is located 234 miles (377 km) north by west of New Orleans on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers, and 40 miles (65 km) due west of Jackson, the state capital. In 1900, 14,834 people lived in Vicksburg; in 1910, 20,814; in 1920, 17,931; and in 1940, 24,460. The population was 26,407 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Warren County. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,500 × 1,000 pixels, file size: 515 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Warren_County_Mississippi_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Vicksburg_Highlighted. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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History

Incorporated in 1826, Vicksburg was created from the community of Walnut Hills and named after Newitt Vick, a Methodist minister and conscientious objector to the American Revolution. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen...


During the American Civil War, Vicksburg was the site of the Siege of Vicksburg, a significant event in which the Union gained control of the entire Mississippi River. The 47-day Siege of Vicksburg was required to starve the city into submission, for its location atop a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi River proved impregnable to assault by federal troops. The capture of Vicksburg and the simultaneous defeat of Lee at Gettysburg marked the turning point in the American Civil War. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Battle of Vicksburg Conflict American Civil War Date May 18 - July 4, 1863 Place Warren County, Mississippi Result Union victory The Battle of Vicksburg was an American Civil War siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, on a well-fortified west-facing cliff on the Mississippi River. ... In this map:  Union states prohibiting slavery  Union territories  Border states on the Union side which allowed slavery  Kansas, which entered and fought with the Union as a free state after the Bleeding Kansas crisis  The Confederacy  Confederate claimed and sometimes held territories During the American Civil War, the Union... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... // For other uses, see Robert E. Lee (disambiguation). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America Commanders George G. Meade Robert E. Lee Strength 93,921[1] 71,699[2] Casualties 23,055 (3,155 killed, 14,531 wounded, 5,369 captured/missing)[1] 23,231 (4,708 killed, 12,693 wounded, 5,830 captured/missing... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Because of the city's location on the Mississippi River, its reputation in the nineteenth century often rested on the river's prodigious steamboat traffic. Between 1881 and 1894, the Anchor Line, a prominent steamboat company operating on the Mississippi River from 1859 to 1898, operated a steamboat called the City of Vicksburg, named for the city. In 1876 a Mississippi River flood cut off the large meander flowing past Vicksburg leaving access to the new channel limited. The United States Army Corps of Engineers diverted the Yazoo River in 1903 into the old, shallowing channel to rejuvenate the waterfront. Railroad access to the west was by transfer steamers and ferry barges until a combination railroad and highway bridge was built in 1929. This is the only Mississippi River rail crossing between Baton Rouge and Memphis and the only highway crossing between Natchez and Greenville. Interstate 20 bridged the River in 1969 and freight rail traffic still crosses by the old bridge. North-South transportation links are by the Mississippi River and U.S. Highway 61. The Anchor Line was a steamboat company that operated a fleet of boats on the Mississippi River between St. ... For other uses, see Steamboat (disambiguation). ... The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is a federal agency made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... hTe Yazoo River is a river in the U.S. state of Mississippi and the second longest tributary of the Mississippi River that flows into that river from the east (the longest is the Ohio River). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Capitol Building Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana, a state of the United States of America. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Natchez is a city located in Adams County, Mississippi. ... Greenville is a city located in Washington County, Mississippi. ... “I-20” redirects here. ... The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ...


On 12 March 1894, the popular soft drink Coca-Cola was bottled for the first time in Vicksburg by Joseph Biedenharn, a local confectioner. Today, surviving nineteenth-century Biedenharn soda bottles are prized by collectors of Coca-Cola memorabilia. Also, Biedenharn's old store still survives as a tourist attraction. is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... It has been suggested that Candy be merged into this article or section. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) The 19th century lasted from 1801 to 1900 in the Gregorian calendar (using the Common Era system of year numbering). ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... Composite body, painted, and glazed bottle. ...


Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 1, 1915. Muddy Waters was born a few miles north in Rolling Fork, Mississippi in 1915. Willie Dixons style of blues was one of the inspirations for a new generation of music, rock and roll. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered the Father of Chicago blues. He is also the actual father of blues musician Big Bill Morganfield. ... Rolling Fork is a city located in Sharkey County, Mississippi. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Vicksburg served as the primary refugee gathering point and temporary housing during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 which submerged an area of the Mississippi Delta nearly the size of New England. That Flood was the impetus towards establishment of the United States Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station as the primary hydraulics laboratory to develop protection from the River. That establishment, now known as the Engineer Research and Development Center, works in the areas of military engineering, information technology, environmental engineering, hydraulic engineering, and geotechnical engineering. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in United States history until the Hurricane Katrina flood of 2005. ... The shared flood plain of the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers The Mississippi Delta is the distinct northwest section of the state of Mississippi that lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... The Engineer Research and Development Center or ERDC is a United States government funded military base located at Vicksburg, Mississippi. ...


Geography

Mississippi River at Vicksburg
Mississippi River at Vicksburg

Vicksburg is located at 32°20′10″N, 90°52′31″W (32.335986, -90.875356)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 98.32 km² (35.3 mi²). 85.2 km² (32.9 mi²) of it is land and 6.2 km² (2.4 mi²) of it (6.78%) is water. It is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (1800 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (1800 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... hTe Yazoo River is a river in the U.S. state of Mississippi and the second longest tributary of the Mississippi River that flows into that river from the east (the longest is the Ohio River). ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 26,407 people, 10,364 households, and 6,612 families residing in the city. The population density was 310.1/km² (803.1/mi²). There were 11,654 housing units at an average density of 136.9/km² (354.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 37.80% White, 60.43% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 10,364 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 24.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.15. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $28,466, and the median income for a family was $34,380. Males had a median income of $29,420 versus $20,728 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,174. About 19.3% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The city is also home to three large Corps of Engineers installations, The Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), the Mississippi Valley Division headquarters, and the Vicksburg District headquarters.


Education

The City of Vicksburg is served by the Vicksburg-Warren School District. The Vicksburg-Warren School District is a public school district based in Vicksburg, Mississippi (USA). ...


Trivia

  • Vicksburg is home to the longest running melodrama, Gold in the Hills.
  • Confederate Army General John C. Pemberton, surmising that he could get better terms by surrendering the town on July 4th, did so, and on that date he had his troops stack their arms and allow Ulysses S. Grant and Union troops to enter the city. Pemberton was thereafter scorned for his conduct of the siege. The city of Vicksburg did not celebrate the Fourth of July again until during World War II.
  • Vicksburg is the residence of the cajun lady known as "Mississippi Queen" in the rock and roll standard of the same name by the band Mountain.
  • Vicksburg is mentioned in Robert Johnson's "Traveling Riverside Blues".

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a 1976 childrens novel written by Mildred D. Taylor. ... Mountain is an American rock band, popular in the early 1970s. ... O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a musical comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, set in Mississippi during the Great Depression. ...

Notable residents

Douglas Waldrep and Garrett Verdine are not from Vicksburg. William Wirt Adams (March 22, 1819 – May 1, 1888), was a United States district court judge for the state of Mississippi, a soldier for the Republic of Texas, and a Confederate officer and general in the American Civil War. ... This article is in need of attention. ... The Mississippi House of Representatives is the lower house of the state legislature of Mississippi. ... Milt Hinton born Milton John Hilton (Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 23, 1910; d. ... John Kayo Dottley was an American football running back in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears. ... For the baseball player, see George McConnell (baseball). ... Widespread Panic is a southern rock band from Athens, Georgia. ... Beah Richards (July 12, 1920 – September 14, 2000) was an American actress with a long career on stage, screen and television. ... Jan-Michael Vincent (born July 15, 1944) is an American actor most well-known for his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the 1980s U.S. television series Airwolf (1984-1986). ... This article is about the television series. ... Michael Myers or Mike Myers can refer to:Born November 11. ... Ellis Rena Burks (born September 11, 1964 in Vicksburg, Mississippi) is a former outfielder and designated hitter who played in Major League Baseball for 18 seasons. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Roderick Dwayne Coleman (born August 16, 1976 in in Vicksburg, Mississippi) is a defensive lineman for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. Coleman played college football at East Carolina. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Dmitri Dell Young (born October 11, 1973, Vicksburg, Mississippi) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977... Charles Burnett (b. ... Odia Coates (1942 - May 19, 1991) was an American singer. ... Willie Dixons style of blues was one of the inspirations for a new generation of music, rock and roll. ... Delmon Damarcus Young, (born September 14, 1985 in Montgomery, Alabama), the younger brother of Dmitri Young, is an outfielder on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and is arguably the top hitting prospect in baseball as of the end of the 2005 minor-league baseball season. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles...


Sources and References

  1. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

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External links

The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, formerly the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, is a non-profit Jewish organization based in Jackson, Mississippi that provides a variety of educational, cultural and religious services to underserved Jewish communites throughout the South. ...

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Vicksburg, Mississippi - definition of Vicksburg, Mississippi in Encyclopedia (578 words)
During the Civil War, Vicksburg was the site of the Battle of Vicksburg, an important battle in which the Union defeated the Confederacy and gained control of the entire Mississippi River.
The battle, also known as the Siege of Vicksburg, consisted of a long siege brought about by the fact that the city is located on a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and thus was largely impregnable to invaders.
Between 1881 and 1896, the Anchor Line, a prominent steamboat company operating on the Mississippi River from 1859 to 1898, operated a steamboat called the City of Vicksburg, named for the city.
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