Welcome to the Mississippi information page! Learn more about Mississippi's rich cultural and historical background through Mississippi trivia, history and facts. You can explore all that Mississippi has to offer with our suggested scenic road trips and information about driving in Mississippi. If you are thinking about moving to the great state of Mississippi, check out tips to help you get started and the handy Allstate Moving Checklist.
The state of Mississippi encompasses 48,434 square miles and is ranked 32nd in the nation's total area. It was the 20th state to enter the union on December 10, 1817. Mississippi derived its name from the Mississippi River, which in turn was named after the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning Great River.
- Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, on January 8, 1935.
- Borden's Condensed Milk was first canned in Liberty.
- Walter Payton of Columbia was the first football player on a Wheaties box.
- Edward Adolf Barq, Sr. invented root beer in Biloxi in 1898.
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Visit the Mississippi Department of Public Safety for important information on obtaining your Mississippi driver's license, requirements for ID Cards, and vehicle registration.
Things to Consider Before Moving
The First Step When Moving
Contact your Allstate agent or call 1-800-ALLSTATE (1-800-255-7828).
Will I need to change my insurance coverage? Should I buy or rent my new place? What can I afford? Relax! We'll help you sort through your options
Moving Tools and Tips
There's a lot to keep track of when you move. Our checklists
will help you so moving will be a breeze.
Always check out the moving company's
registration number, references and complaint history at Relocation.com
. This is important, even if your move is within Mississippi.
Need an Insurance Policy in Mississippi?
Find out if switching to Allstate might save you money by getting an auto insurance quote
today (it's easy!). You can also talk to an Allstate agent
right in your neighborhood or call 1-866-621-6900
to get a quote over the phone.
Some suggested scenic road trips.
Preview upcoming events, historic sites and museums. Find transportation information along with state maps at the Mississippi State Tourism site.
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