Vicksburg (Mississippi)

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16:31 09 Dec 2018

32.34656 N, -90.88510 W

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Vicksburg is the sole city and county seat of Mississippi's Warren County, United States. It is situated 377 km (234 ml) northwest of New Orleans on Mississippi and Yazoo rivers, as well as 64 km (40 ml) west of the state capital Jackson. It is located on Mississippi River across from Louisiana state.

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Since 1900, the city has increased in population (then 14,830 people lived there). At the 2000 census the population was 26,400 and at the 2010 census 23,130. In 2010, Vicksburg was designated as principal city of MSA (Micropolitan Statistical Area) with a total population of 49,640 people (this MSA includes all Warren County). The total city area of Vicksburg is 98.32 km2 (35.3 ml2).

Every summer, the city plays host to Miss Mississippi Pageant and Parade. The Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club, also every summer, hosts a homecoming weekend providing scholarships to high school seniors who graduate. Former residents return for the event from across the country.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild hosts "Gold in the Hills" every spring and summer. It is in the Guinness World Records book for the longest running show.

Vicksburg is home to McRaven House, popular as "one of the most haunted houses in Mississippi".

An interesting fact is that on March 12, 1894 the famous Coca-Cola soft drink was bottled for the first time in Vicksburg by the local confectioner, Joseph A. Biedenharn. Nowadays, surviving Biedenharn soda bottles of the 19th century are prized by Coca-Cola memorabilia's collectors. The original candy store has been renovated as Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum.

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