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The city is named after General Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later served as U. The 2010 census ascribed a population of 539,057 to the five-county Jackson metropolitan area.
The region that is now the city of Jackson was historically part of the large territory occupied by the Choctaw Nation, the historic culture of the Muskogean-speaking indigenous peoples who had inhabited the area for thousands of years before European encounter. The area now called Jackson was obtained by the United States under the terms of the Treaty of Doak's Stand in 1820, by which the Choctaw ceded some of their land. government, the Choctaw Native Americans agreed to removal after 1830 from all their lands east of the Mississippi River under the terms of several treaties.
After the treaty was ratified, European-American settlers began to move into the area, so many that they encroached on remaining Choctaw communal lands. Although most of the Choctaw moved to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma, along with the other of the Five Civilized Tribes, a significant number chose to stay in their homeland, citing Article XIV of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek.
They gave up their tribal membership and became state and United States citizens at the time.
This article is about the city and related subjects within the city.
For the Jackson metro area, see Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area. It is located primarily in Hinds County, serving as one of its two county seats.For the county on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, see Jackson County, Mississippi. Segments of the city overlap Madison County and Rankin County.For the Kid Rock song, see Jackson, Mississippi (song). Jackson is on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, and it is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. The current slogan for the city is "Jackson, Mississippi: City with Soul." It has had numerous musicians prominent in blues, gospel and jazz, and was known for decades for its illegal nightclubs on the Gold Coast; one site has been designated for the Mississippi Blues Trail. While its population declined from 184,256 at the 2000 census to 173,514 at the 2010 census, the metropolitan region grew.Today, most Choctaw in Mississippi have reorganized and are part of the federally recognized Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.They live in several majority-Indian communities located throughout the state.The largest community is located in Choctaw 100 mi (160 km) northeast of Jackson.