Land for Sale in Mississippi
It's not a particularly large state, with 48,441 miles, but land for sale in Mississippi is rich in natural resources and home to nearly three million people. The capital of Jackson and the surrounding area are home to about one-fifth of the state's population of 2.984 million. Other major cities include Hattiesburg, Biloxi, and Oxford.
Mississippi was the first state to have a planned community college system.
In 1902, President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt refused to shoot an already captured bear, later dubbed, the teddy bear.
Root beer was invented in Biloxi by Edward Adolf Barq, Sr. in 1898. And, yes, Elvis was born in Tupelo in 1935.
Crops and harvests
The previously mentioned natural resources include a mild climate, with fertile soil, and good rainfall, making the land for sale in Mississippi prime for agriculture. The top five agricultural products include cotton, soybeans, broiler chickens and aquaculture, or farm-raised catfish. Cotton totals up to about 13 percent of the state's cash crop. Other crops, like much of the south, include sweet potatoes, rice, peanuts, and wheat. Fruits produced here include watermelon, peaches and Muscadine grapes.
Like neighboring Alabama, Mississippi is productive in shrimping of the Gulf of Mexico. Other saltwater catches include red snapper and oysters.
Mississippi has an abundance of timber area throughout the state including pine, oak, and gum. Mineral products harvested include petroleum, natural gas, coal, crushed stone, and sand and gravel in this southern state.
Casinos are a popular attraction for residents and tourists alike. Mississippi ranks third in the country for casino income, behind Nevada and New Jersey.
A lowland and slower paced state
Mississippi's topography reveals the state lies within two lowland plains. The Delta, or Mississippi Alluvial Plain, starts south of Vicksburg and measures up one-third of the state to the north. The Gulf Coastal Plain fills the rest of the state. The highest natural point in the state is Woodall Mountain, measuring 807 feet.
If you enjoy life in a slower pace with naturally good weather, Mississippi may be the place for you. If you’re looking for farmland, rural hunting or fishing land Mississippi has it all, ranging from small plots of land less than 10 acres to 500+ acres, as is potential development acreage. At Farms USA, you can find Mississippi land for sale for under $30,000 and up, whether you are looking along the coast, in the pines, or near the state capital.