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Governor's Mansion


The Governor's Mansion, occupied by the Governor and his family, faces Capitol Street in Jackson, and occupies a full city block.

It was constructed in 1842 at a cost of approximately $61,000 and is the second-oldest continuously occupied gubernatorial residence in the United States. During the Civil War, the Mansion was occupied by Federal troops and used as a hospital.

  Governor's Mansion in 1936 

The Mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior in 1975. It is one of only two executive mansions in the nation to receive this distinction.

For more information, see the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Photos courtesy of the Library of Congress and a private individual.


Updated: 1/26/2012

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