Jackson, Mississippi, LeFleur's Bluff, Mississippi, President Andrew Jackon

Jackson, Mississippi – Named After President Andrew Jackson

In 1821, four years after Mississippi became a state the city of Jackson, was founded at the site of a trading post situated on a bluff on the west bank of the Pearl River. Legend tells that the trading post was operated by a French-Canadian trader named Louis LeFleur, and the town originally was called LeFleur’s Bluff, Mississippi.

U.S. Army Major General Andrew Jackson in battle.

On November 28, 1821, a legislative act authorized the area of LeFleur’s Bluff to be the permanent seat of government for the state and for the town to renamed to Jackson, in honor of U.S. Army Major General Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson would later become the seventh President of the United States after having the capital of Mississippi named after him.