Introduction to Vicksburg, Mississippi
Vicksburg was originally inhabited by the Natchez Native Americans. It became a part of the Choctaw Nation after the Natchez War, and was occupied by the Choctaw Native Americans. The first permanent settlements were made in the area by the French. The Spaniards established a military outpost in the area in 1790. Vicksburg was officially incorporated in 1825 and was named after a Methodist minister named Newitt Vick.
Vicksburg and nearby Attractions
- Vicksburg National Military Park
- Balfour House
- Old Court House Museum
- Martha Vick House
- Riverfront Park
- Lake Bruin State Park
Things To Do In Vicksburg
Vicksburg is home to several museums including the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum, Jacqueline House Museum, Yesterday's Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum, and Old Court House Museum. The Bunton Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Crawford Street United Methodist Church, and Bowmar Avenue Baptist Church are some of the local churches. Facilities for fishing and boating are provided by the McNutt Lake and Brown Lake. Vicksburg also hosts the Fall Festival and Riverfest every year.
Air transportation facilities are offered by the Jackson International Airport.
Vicksburg Higher Education
For higher education, one can enroll in the Hinds Community College, Alcorn State University, or Mississippi College.